Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Solar System
Sun
The Sun

Solar System
Solar System


The Sun
Print The Sun Reading Comprehension with Fourth Grade Work

Print The Sun Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print The Sun Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print The Sun Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.18

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    burning, chromosphere, corona, differential, fusion, penumbra, photosphere, radiation, umbra, helium, expansion, nuclear, zone, convection, rotation, hydrogen
     content words:    Milky Way


The Sun
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     The sun. We couldn't live without it. All life on earth depends on the energy that comes from the sun. It controls our climate and weather. How much do you know about this giant ball of energy in the sky?
 
2     The sun is really a star. It is the closest one to earth. It is about 93 million miles away. The sun is the center of our solar system. All the planets revolve around it.
 
3     Although it has a diameter of about 1.3 million kilometers, the sun is only a medium star. It is known as a yellow dwarf. The sun is part of the Milky Way galaxy. Scientists believe it is just a bit older than earth, about 4.6 billion years.
 
4     The Sun is made up of several layers. It has a core. Next is the radiation zone. Above that is the convection zone. The "surface" of the sun is called the photosphere. Above the surface are two layers of gas. They are called the chromosphere and the corona.
 
5     There is no real surface on the sun. It is made of gas, much the same way a cloud is made of water vapor. Although a cloud looks solid against the sky, it really isn't. You can't touch it or rest on it. The sun is much the same way. It only looks solid against the sky as we view it from so far away.

Paragraphs 6 to 14:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Feedback on The Sun
Leave your feedback on The Sun  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Solar System
             Solar System


Sun
             Sun


More Lessons
             Special Education Science Materials for Teachers


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  
 



Copyright © 2017 edHelper