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Solar System
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The Sun

Solar System
Solar System


The Sun
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.7

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    hydrogen, atmosphere, core, gravity, mass, holds, depend, actually, sounds, there, life, surface, sunlight, able, also, possible


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The Sun
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     There are some things that make life possible on Earth. You and other living things need air. You need water and nutrients. These things are necessary for life. Is there anything else? There is. It is something that is not here on Earth. You depend on it every day. It is the brightest object in our sky and in our solar system. It is the sun.
 
2     The sun is a normal star. It is just like the other stars we see in the sky at night. It is much closer to us than any other star. It is the "anchor" of our solar system. Its mass causes the gravity that holds all the planets in their orbits around the sun.
 
3     The sun is much bigger than Earth. About 1,000,000 Earths could fit inside the sun! The mass of the sun makes up more than 98 percent of all the mass in the solar system! That sounds really huge, doesn't it? Compared to other stars, though, it is not so big. It is about average for a star.

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Solar System
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Space and Stars
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Science
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    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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