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Space and Stars
Just One of the Group

Space and Stars
Space and Stars


Just One of the Group
Print Just One of the Group Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Just One of the Group Reading Comprehension



A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.69

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    universe, billion, estimate, trillion, telescope, gravity, orbit, spiral, medium-sized, solar, beyond, source, system, study, holds, cluster
     content words:    Milky Way, Milky Way Galaxy, Way Galaxy, Edwin Hubble, Local Group


Just One of the Group
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Artist's conception of the Milky Way galaxy
 
2     We know that Earth orbits the sun. Making that trip around the sun takes Earth 365 and one-fourth days. Our sun is a medium-sized star. We also know that seven other planets as well as other smaller bodies orbit the sun. These planets, comets, asteroids, moons, and other bodies are part of our solar system.
 
3     Our solar system is part of a galaxy we call the Milky Way Galaxy. A galaxy is a group of stars, planets, dust, and gas. The galaxy is held together by gravity, just as our solar system is held together by the sun's gravity. Our sun is at the center of our solar system. The gravity from the sun is what holds the planets and other bodies in their orbits. What is at the center of a galaxy? Many scientists believe that a black hole is the source of a galaxy's gravity.

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Space and Stars
             Space and Stars


Science
             Science


    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    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  
 
    Weather  
 



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