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Space and Stars Worksheets

For thousands of years, people have imagined that stars made pictures in the sky. Stories were told to explain these pictures, called constellations. Constellations are groups of stars seen together that form a pattern. Many different cultures have different stories about the pictures. Today we know that each star we see in the night sky is a sun like our sun. Our sun has planets, comets, asteroids, moons, dwarf planets, and other smaller bodies orbiting it. All of them together make up our solar system. It, in turn, is part of a large group of stars and their planets, all held together in space by gravity. This group is called the Milky Way Galaxy, and it contains billions of stars. There are hundreds of millions of galaxies that make up our universe! In this unit, students can learn more about our vast universe. We hope it inspires a new generation of spacewalkers and stargazers!
Space and Stars Worksheets

            A Look Into Space (Grades 5-6)
            A Galaxy Far, Far Away (Grades 5-6)
            A Trip to the International Space Station (Grades 4-5)
            The Universe (Grades 5-6)
            The Hubble Telescope (Grades 5-7)

Reading Comprehensions
Leveled Books
            Starstruck (Stuff About Stars)

     Twinkle, Twinkle (Grade 1)
     Jason takes a Moon Walk (Grades 5-6)

     Star Light, Star Bright...
     To the Stars (Grades 1-3)
     Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Grades 2-3)
     The Hubble Space Telescope (Grades 2-4)
     The Sun (Grades 2-4)
     What Is a Star? (Grades 2-4)
     Copernicus and Galileo: Explorers of Science (Grades 3-5)
     The Mighty Hunter in the Winter Sky (Grades 4-6)
     Locating the Circumpolar Constellations (Grades 4-6)
     The Science of the Sun (Grades 4-6)
     Bonnie Dunbar: From Farm Girl to Astronaut (Grades 5-6)
     Four Kinds of Galaxies (Grades 5-6)
     Sally Ride (Grades 5-7)
     Neil Armstrong (Grades 5-7)
     John Glenn (Grades 5-7)
     Space Walkers (Grades 5-7)
     Constellations (Grades 5-7)
     The Milky Way Galaxy (Grades 5-7)
     What Is a Light-year? (Grades 5-8)
     What Is a Mir? (Grades 5-8)
     Galileo Tours Io (Grades 5-8)
     Pictures in the Stars, Legends in the Sky (Grades 5-8)
     The Perseids Meteor Shower (Grades 5-8)
     Copernicus (Grades 6-7)
     Edwin Hubble: Father of Observational Cosmology (Grades 6-7)
     Stars (Grades 6-8)
     The Life Cycle of a Star (Grades 6-8)
     Comets (Grades 6-8)
     Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites (Grades 6-8)
     The Geminids Meteor Shower (Grades 6-8)
     Tycho Brahe (Grades 6-8)
     Johannes Kepler (Grades 6-8)
     Space Shuttle Columbia (Grades 6-8)
     Gravity (Grades 7-8)

     John Glenn (grades 5-7)
     Caminantes Espaciales (grades 8-9)

Book Units
    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Grades 2-4)
    Benjamin Banneker: Pioneering Scientist (Grades 2-5)
    One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong (Grades 2-5)
    A Wrinkle in Time (Grades 5-8)
    Ender's Game (Grades 5-8)
    T. rex and the Crater of Doom (Grades 9-12)

Solar System
     Solar System Theme Unit

Make a Daily Space and Stars Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Space and Stars Activity Lesson Plan Book

Galaxy Game
            Galaxy Giveaway Game

Constellation Game
            Constellation Cover Up

     Space and Stars Review Quiz - vocabulary, true/false, and multiple choice (Grades 6-8)
     Customize Printables

Constellation Dot to Dots
            Constellation Dot to Dots

Bulletin Board
            Our Rhyme Rocket
            Space Bulletin Board

Finish the Story
     Sky Bears (Grandpa Story part 2) (Grades 2-3)
     Dippers Full of Stars (Grandpa Story part 1) (Grades 2-3)
     Orion and His Dogs (Grandpa Story part 3) (Grades 2-3)
     Space Talk (Grades 2-4)
     Andrew the Stargazer (Grades 3-5)

Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     A Star is Born (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Asteroids and Comets (Hi/Lo Grades 5-8)
     Beyond the Solar System (Hi/Lo Grades 6-8)

Short Reading Comprehensions
Very Quick Readers
     The Men on the Moon (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     Do Stars Really Fall? (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)
     A Fingernail in the Sky (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Layers of the Sun (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Star Groups (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     JUNO's Journey to Jupiter (Very Quick Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Meteoroids (Very Quick Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     NASA's New Frontier: JUNO (Very Quick Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

Short Readers
     Following Polaris: A Native American Tale (Short Reader; Grades 2-3 Readability)
     What Is a Galaxy? (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Asteroids (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Stargazing (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     What Is NASA? (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Just One of the Group (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     The Hubble Space Telescope (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Stories in the Stars (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     Comet Lovejoy (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     The Crater of Doom (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)

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