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© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 31 Whentwoasteroidscollidein space,thesmallpiecesthat 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. Readeachdescriptionandlabel eachitemonthechartatleft. 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. Sola SSo oola lar SSystem la ystem t Leftovers L ft ys 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 lar 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. I C P D C P L L T F T W D H sun astt Blast from the Pas 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. cleeveryotherlettertodiscover Circlee Cir anothernameformeteors. anothernamef Asteroid Belt ASBHFOLONTVIMNYGCSJTXAGRIS ASBHFOL ONT GRIS ONTVIMNYGCSJTXAGRIS D C T W B F H K P M G K About10,000tonsofthisfallsonEartheveryday.U About10,000t .Usethe .Usethe codetodiscovertheanswer. The asteroid that might have wiped out the dinosaurs was about 6 miles wide. The crash filled Earth’s =D =M =R =T atmosphere =E =O =S =U with huge clouds of dust Eachofthesemet Eachofthesemet achofthesemeteorit eoriteshasane eorit eshasanexactduplic eshasane tduplicate.D t .Drawalineconnec .D walineconnec onnectingeachma tingeachma chingpair tingeachmatchingpair chingpair. and debris that changed the planet’s climate. 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. Tofindoutthenameofthisasteroid,colorthespaceswithone 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. ?