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Space and Stars
Stargazing

Space and Stars
Space and Stars


Stargazing
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.21

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    rotation, axis, constellation, view, handle, form, large, notice, seem, than, pass, since, balls, different, find, change
     content words:    Big Dipper, Ursa Major, Great Bear, As Earth


Stargazing
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Can you find the Big Dipper in this drawing of Ursa Major, the Great Bear? (The stars in the "handle" of the dipper make up the bear's tail.)
 
2     Stars are large glowing balls of gases. I don't mean like the gas we put in cars. It's more like the gas we breathe, oxygen. Our sun is a star. It looks much brighter than the stars we see at night. That's because our sun is much closer to Earth than any other stars. The stars that we see shining in the night sky are very far away from Earth. The stars we see at night are large glowing balls of gases, just like our sun.
 
3     Long ago, people imagined that stars made pictures in the sky. Stories were told to explain these pictures, called constellations. The word "constellation" comes from two Latin words. The two words mean "stars" and "together." Constellations are groups of stars seen together that form a pattern. Eighty-eight constellations have been named.

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Space and Stars
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    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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