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Mars

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Mars
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.8

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    flown, spacecraft, atmosphere, imaginary, gravity, credit, longer, poles, canyons, interesting, lasts, pounds, surface, iron, during, form
     content words:    Olympus Mons, Mount Everest


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Mars
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     Photo credit: NASA
 
2     Riding in our imaginary spacecraft, we are arriving on Mars. What do you think we will see on Mars? Do you think we will find little green men? Do you think we might see some plants? Will there be any life at all on Mars?
 
3     Mars is the only planet whose surface can be seen in detail from the Earth. It looks red from the iron in the soil. It is the fourth-closest planet to the Sun. Mercury is the only planet smaller than Mars.
 
4     Mars is rocky. It has canyons, volcanoes, and craters all over its surface. Red dust covers most of the planet. Mars has clouds and wind, just like Earth. Sometimes the wind causes a dust storm. The dust storms can look like red tornados. Some people have nicknamed Mars the "Red Planet."

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    How Things Work  
 
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    Light  
 
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    Moon  
 
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    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
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