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Earth, Sun, and Moon – Comprehension Worksheet

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Pages:  4

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

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    Grade:  5

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

Looking for 5th Grade 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 is also to evaluate their comprehension of the passage. This printable resource includes a reading passage and ten 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:

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 cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

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This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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