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Solar System
Planet Earth

Solar System
Solar System


Planet Earth
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.34

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    spaceship, terrestrial, billion, rotation, atmosphere, orbit, outer, space, opposite, flown, traces, equally, aboard, equal, cooler, liquid
     content words:    As Earth, New York City, North Pole, Northern Hemisphere, South Poles, Southern Hemisphere, United States


Planet Earth
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Caption: From space, Earth looks like a blue marble with its swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans, and brown land masses with traces of green vegetation. Photo credit: NASA
 
2     Earth is our home, but it is also a planet speeding through space like a giant spaceship as it orbits the sun. If aliens from another solar system came to visit our home planet, they might think it was misnamed. Earth means land or soil, but seventy-one percent of our planet is covered with beautiful blue water. Land makes up only a little less than thirty percent of our planet's surface. Earth is unique among all the other planets of our solar system. No other planet that we know of has bodies of liquid water on its surface. Liquid water has made life on Earth possible.
 
3     Earth is one of four terrestrial planets, so named for their resemblance to Earth. (Terra is the Greek word for "earth.") Mercury, Venus, and Mars are believed to be similar to Earth in composition: rocky crusts with mostly metal cores. The four outer planets have different compositions; they are gas giants without solid surfaces.

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Solar System
             Solar System


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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