Details for Kid Scoop SEN 7/9/19

© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 31

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breakoffarecalled
meteoroids.

eteors, asteroids, meteorites ...
what’s the difference?
Meteors, asteroids, meteorites and meteoroids
are all names for space rocks. The rocks have
different names depending on their location,
whether they are hurtling through space or
zooming through the atmosphere and hitting
the Earth’s surface.

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Asteroids are large
ge rocks in
space that orbit the sun. Most
are found in the asteroid belt.
When two asteroids collide,
the particles that break of
off
oids.
are called meteoroids.
A meteoroid that enters Earth’s
atmosphere begins to vaporize,
becoming a meteor.

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Our solar system is made up of planets
revolving around a sun. Strangely,
Strangely between
the planets Mars and Jupiter,
Jupiter there is gap
large
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ge enough for another planet, but there
is not a planet there.

Instead there are millions of asteroids –
small and large rocks that scientists believe
are the leftover rocks from when the solar
system formed. This zone is called the
asteroid belt.
Jupiter

If a meteor survives its flaming
trip through our atmosphere
and lands on Earth’s
Earth’ surface,
it is called a meteorite.

Earth

For millions of years these
fantastic creatures roamed our
planet. Then, suddenly, they all
disappeared. Scientists wonder
why. What could have caused
this huge extinction 65 million
years ago?
To discover the name of this
book, find the letter on the outer
ring, then replace it with the
letter below it on the inner ring.

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65 million years ago, dinosaurs
had a really bad day.. Scientists
have a theory that a humongous
asteroid hit the Earth. This event
likely caused the end of dinosaurs
and many other forms of life.

Mars

Use the Kid Scoop Secret
Decoder Ring to discover
the name of this book by
Dr. Franklyn M. Branley,
illustrated by Marc Simont,
which is available at the library.

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wiped out the dinosaurs was
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wide.
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SSynonym
Search

Cap and hat are
synonyms. Large and
huge are synonyms.
Synonyms are
dif
different words that
mean the same or
almost the same
thing. Look through
the newspaper to find
five examples of
synonyms.
Standards Link: Research:
Use the newspaper to
locate information.

The largest asteroid in the asteroid belt is about ¼ the size of the
moon. It is so large that in 2006 it was decided it should be called
a dwarf planet. This asteroid rotates very fast. One day on this
asteroid is only 9 hours long. It takes it about five Earth years to
orbit the sun.

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dotredandwithtwodotsyellow.

Find the words in the puzzle.
DINOSAURS
How many of them can you
HUMONGOUS
find on this page?
METEORS
S D G N I L T R U H
ASTEROID
HURTLING U I S L S O L A R O
O N U E S K R S T I
SYSTEM
ROCKS
G O N N R A C R S P
SPACE
N S A S T E R O I D
CERES
O A P S A C C E R M
SOLAR
M U A A B E L T E A
BELT
STAR
U R G R C O C E K R
MARS
H S Y S T E M M S S
SUN
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
GAP
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Parents with their children sit
in a circle while the librarian
reads one story or more. There
may be songs and rhymes, but
the main focus is on books.
Groups start with babies and
toddlers. For older kids, there
may be crafts or games. Most
storytimes follow a theme and
the librarian will select other
books on the theme to be
browsed or taken home.
Ask your local librarian about
storytimes. Listening to stories
will build your imagination,
increase your vocabulary, and
it’s fun for the whole family.
And it’s a great way to beat
the heat, too!

This week’s word:

VAPORIZE

The verb vaporize means
to turn from a liquid or
solid into vapor.
The puddle began to
vaporize to mud in the
heat of the day.
Try to use the word
vaporize in a sentence
today when talking with
your friends and family.

Gravity Poem

Space Trip Supplies

Look through the newspaper for 5 to 10 things
you would want to take on a trip to space.
Write a sentence explaining why you would
take each item.
ANSWER: A space sheep!

Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

Write a poem or
descriptive paragraph
telling what you like or
don’t like about gravity.

NIE SpoNSorS

Rotary Club of Hanford Sunset

Suzanne Marienau
Cardoza, O.D.

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