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Earth, Sun and Moon – Comprehension Worksheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  18 Sep 2023

Read about and compare physical characteristics of the Eath, sun and moon with this reading comprehension sheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  4 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  5

teaching resource

Earth, Sun and Moon – Comprehension Worksheet

  • Updated

    Updated:  18 Sep 2023

Read about and compare physical characteristics of the Eath, sun and moon with this reading comprehension sheet.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  4 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  5

Read about and compare physical characteristics of the Eath, sun and moon with this reading comprehension sheet.

Looking for Science Worksheets?

Are your students starting to dive into their study of the Earth, sun and moon? Not only is it important for students to understand where these celestial bodies lie in the solar system, but it also is helpful for them to know the different characteristics of each and be able to compare them. Teach Starter has created a printable worksheet that you can use in your science class or integrate it with your reading class.

This resource is intended to teach students the similarities and differences between the Earth, Sun and moon. It also evaluates their comprehension of the passage. This printable resource includes a reading passage and 10 comprehension questions. Students will learn about the different physical characteristics of each celestial body, which include:

  • relative size
  • atmosphere
  • temperature
  • composition
  • landforms.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

  • science center activity
  • lesson wrap-up
  • fast finishers 
  • homework assignment.

Students who need a challenge could write a narrative piece incorporating 5 facts they learned in their reading.

Students who need scaffolding should read with a partner or in a small group with the teacher.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on thick card and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 


This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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