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Solar System
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The Sun

Solar System
Solar System


The Sun
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.34

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    radius, directly, huge, hides, sunlight, heat, lifeless, center, travels, during, solar, than, spin, million, ball, breathe

Other Languages
     Spanish: El Sol


The Sun
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Our sun is a star. A star is a huge ball of hot gases that gives off heat and light. The sun is much bigger than the Earth. The sun's radius is about 100 times bigger than Earth's radius. A million Earth-sized planets could fit inside our sun! The sun looks small to us because it is so far away -- about 93 million miles away from Earth. The sun is the center of our solar system. The solar system is the sun and the system of planets that go around it.
 
2     There are eight planets in our solar system. Earth is the third planet from the sun. The Earth travels around the sun. This trip takes one year. The Earth spins around, too. One complete spin takes one day. When we have day, the sun is shining its light on the part of the Earth we are on. When we have night, the sun is still shining! It's because of the Earth's spin that we can't see it. The sun is shining its light on the other side of the Earth when we have night.
 
3     Why can we see the sun but not other stars during the day? Our sun makes so much light that it hides the other stars in the daytime. At night, when the sun is not in our part of the sky, we can see the other stars. The sun's light can hurt your eyes. You should never look directly at the sun!

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    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
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    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
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