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Mercury

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Mercury
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.37

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    gravity, rotation, planet, axis, erosion, orbit, pounds, fastest, atmosphere, surface, quickly, cause, weather, weigh, visible, solar
     content words:    If Earth, Because Mercury

Other Languages
     Spanish: Mercurio


Mercury
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It has almost no atmosphere. This means there is no air. Because there's no air, there is no weather. It is a small planet. Mercury is about one-third the size of Earth. If Earth were the size of a baseball, Mercury would be the size of a golf ball. Because it is so small, gravity is much less on Mercury than on Earth. If you weighed 100 pounds on Earth, you would only weigh 38 pounds on Mercury.
 
2     It is a small, dark gray, rocky planet. It looks a lot like Earth's moon. Its dry, dusty surface is covered with craters. Craters are round holes where meteors have hit the planet. Because there is no wind, rain, or snow on Mercury to cause erosion, all of its craters are still visible. It gets very hot in the daytime and very cold at night.

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    Clouds  
 
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    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
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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  
 
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    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
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