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In the

Sky
Kami ni Khan duri
Read and discover all about the sky ...
• What can you see in the sky?
• What are stars?
Rea d and di scover more about the wo rLd! Thi s scri p.. III
non -fi cti on rea ders provides interesting and edU ca l lotl,d
co ntent, with ac ti vities and proj ect work.
Series Editor: Hazel Geatches

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Word count for this reader: 692

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Sky
Kamini Khanduri

Contents Introduction 3
1 The Sky 4
2 At Night 6
3 The Sun 8
4 Day and Night 10
5 Stars 12
6 Planets 14
7 On the Moon 16
8 Into Space 18
Activities 20
Project 28
Picture Dictionary 30
About Read and Discover 32

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Now read and discover


more about the sky!
Sometimes when it's sunny and
rainy, you can see a rainbow in the
sky. How many colors can you see?

A spacecraft
Look at the sky in the day. What goes up mto
color is it? Can you see clouds? the sky. Then
When it's sunny, the sky is blue. it goes into
Clouds are white or gray. space. Space
Sometimes you can see birds is dark and
and planes. They fly in the sky. very big.
o + Go to page 20 for activities. o
At Night
At night the sky is dark. You can
see the moon. The moon is a big
ball of rock.

Sometimes you see a round moon.


This is called a full moon. Sometimes
you see differcnt shapes. A thin
moon is called a crescent moon. You can see stars at night, too.
Stars are big, hot balls of fire.
They look very little because they
are far out in spacc. Sometimes
you can see planets, too.

-t Go to page 21 for activities.


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The sun shines in the sky. It gives
The Sun our p lanet light. Don't look at the
sun. It isn't good for your eyes.

The sun is very, very hot. It makes


our planet warm so we can live here.

We get eLectricity from the sun!


Light from the sun shines on soLar
pan eLs. This makes eLectricity .

Do you know the


sun is a star? It's
our star. We live
on a planet called
Earth. Earth goes
around the sun .
o + Go to page 22 far activities. o
Dayand Night
Sometimes it's day and sometimes
it's night. That's because Earth turns.

When your place on Earth turns


toward the sun, you see light from
the sun. This is day.

When your place turns away from


the sun, you don't see light from the
sun. This is night. Then Earth turns
and it's day again.

At night it's dark. It's dark in


parks and gardens. It's dark in
homes, too. People make light
with electricity or candles. Is it
dark when you go to bed?
+ Go to poge 23 for act ivities.
Stars
Stars can look red, orange, yellow,
blue, or white. The sun is a yellow
star. You can see patterns of stars
in the sky. The patterns are called
constellations.

With a telescope, you can see more


stars. The Hubble Space Telescope
is a very big telescope out in space.
It takes photos of stars.

A galaxy is lots of stars. There


are many millions of stars in onc
galaxy. Our galaxy is called The
Milky Way.

~ Old stars don't live


~ for ever, but there
are new stars, too!

~ Go to page 24 for activities.


The planets are all different.
Planets Jupiter is big and Mercury is little.
Venus is hot and Neptune is cold.
A planet goes around a star. Saturn has lots of rings.
Eight planets go around the sun.
The sun and its planets are
called the solar system.

Many planets have moons. A moon


goes around a planet. Earth has
one moon. We call it the moon.
Some planets have lots
of moons.
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~ The pLanet Saturn
~ has about 60 moons!
•-6 · •
+ Go to page 25 for activities.
Astronauts can go to the moon.
This astrona u t is on the moon.
How amazing! He has a space
suit a nd he breathes air
On the moon there's dust and rock.
from a tank.
There are tall mountains, and big
holes called craters. There's black Footprints are on the moon
space all around, and no blue sky. for 0 million years! There's
There's no weather because there's no wi nd to blow them awa y.
no sky. It's hot in the day and it's
cold at night.
Spacecraft with no people in them
go into space, too. Some spacecraft
take photos of Earth and space.
Some spacecraft go to other planets
so we can learn about them.

Maybe one day you can go into


space, too!

Astronauts go into space. They go


in a spacecraft.

Astronauts can
live in space.
They live in a
space station.
They look at
Earth and
learn about it.
-+ Ga ta page 27 far activities.
The Sky At Night
... Read pages 4- S. ... Read pages 6-7.
sky spacecraft cloud
1 Write the words. plane biffI rainbow 1 Write true or false.
1 In the day the sky is dark.

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2 At night you can see the moon.
3 The moon is a big ball of fire.
1 bird 2 3 4 A round moon is called a full moon.
5 A fat moon is called a crescent moon .
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2 Complete the sentences. 2 rasst
big ~ rainbow space
3 orkc
1 A spacecraft goes up into the sKy
Then it goes into _ _ __
2 Space is dark and very _ _ __ .
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3 Sometimes when it's sunny and rainy, • • . •.
you can see a _ _ __
The Sun Day and Night
+ Read pages 8-9. + Read pages 10- 11.
sun day light
1 Circle the correct words. 1 Write the words. Earth night

1 The sun is a planet /~a Q


2 We live on a planet called Earth / eyes.
3 Earth goes around the moon / sun.
4 The sun is very, very hot / cold.
S Look / Don't laok at th e sun.

2 Complete the puzzle.

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r 4 _ S
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2 Write true or false.
1 Earth turns.
2 In the day , you don 't see light
from the sun.
3 At night you see th e sun.
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4 People make light with electricity.
Stars Planets
. . . . + Read pages 14- 15.
+ Read pages 12- 13. • •

. •.
• Venus Mercury
Neptune Earth Saturn
1 Find and write the words. 1 Write the words. Jupiter Mars Uronus
- 1 star~
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c o p g ala x y 2
s t 0 r s s t r n 3
p 0 t t e r n l t
2 t 4 _ _ __
t e l e s c 0 p e
5 _ _ __
6 _ _ __
7 __
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3 9 4 .+P' - -- - 5 P
2 CompLete the sentences.
2 Circle the correct words.
one solar Saturn Eight
1 The sun is 0 red / yellow stor.
2 Patterns of stars are called 1 planets go around our sun.
constellations / photos. 2 The sun and its planets are called the
3 With a pattern / telescope, you _ __ _ system.
can see more stars. 3 has lots of ri ngs.
4 The Milky Way is our galaxy / sun. 4 Earth has moon.
On the Moon Into Space
+ Read pages 16-17. + Read pages 18-19.
hole breathe rock photos planets
1 Write the words. dust wind mountains 1 CompLete the sentences. station space

1 Astrona uts go into in a spacecraft.


2 Some spacecraft take ____
3 Some spacecraft go to other
1 2 3 4 Astronauts live in a space ________

2 CompLete the puzzLe. 1t

4 _ _ __ S 6

2 Match. Then write the sente nces.

Astronauts can go to ~ space suits.


Astronauts have from a tank. s -~
Astronauts breathe air the moon.

1 Astronauts can go to the moon.


2
3 ___________________ o f)
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3 Look at your charts. Find or draw
The Sky Where I Live pictures and write sentences about
the sky.
1 Look at the sky in the day. CompLete
the chart. ,---------------------~
In the day the sky is
~-------------r----
Day 1 1 Day 2
There are ------
What coLor is the sky?
- - -- - - - ----
Are there clouds? ---
Are there birds?
--------1-- - - -
Con you see the sun ?
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What other things con
you see?

2 Look at the sky at night. CompLete At nigJ'-'Q-"---


t _ _ __ ----
the chart.
---------- ----
r--
Nightl Night 2 ---- ---
Whot coLor is the sky? --- ----------- - - -
Con you see ony lights?

Is there 0 moon?

Are there stars?

What othe r things con


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Picture Dictionary

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dust Earth electricitl,] far skI,] space spacecraft space suit

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Super Slructures
Amazing Minibeas ts
Animals in the Air
life in Rainforests
Festivals Around
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r ree Time Around
600
'(our Five 5eflses Wonderful Wat er the World
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All About Mants
How to Stay Heal thy
Machirle5 Then and Now



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All About Ocean life
Animals at Night
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750
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10 • Materials to Products
Medici ne Then and Now
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All About Islands
An imal life Cycles
Expl oring Our Wortd
Homes Around
the Wor1d
Our World In Art
900
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Wild Weather

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Cells and Microbes
Clothes Then and Now
Incred ible Energy



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Caring for Our Planet
Earth Then and Now
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