Details for Kids Scoop ER 8/14/19

© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 36

Each time you read 10 column inches of the newspaper, color
in a planet in our solar system. When you reach Neptune, cut
out the sun and wear it as a badge to let everyone know you
are a star reader!

NEPTUNE

Planet Adjectives

Read the newspaper for a few
minutes every day and you will be
on your way to success in school
and life! Kid Scoop is fun to read
once a week, but what can you do
on the other days of the week?

MARS
The Romans
named Mars
after their god of
war, because its
color reminded
them of blood.

This week, use Kid Scoop all
week long. We have created a
fun newspaper reading game for
each day of the week!

Hold on to your
hats! Neptune is
storms, storms and
more storms!

Read the short description of
each of the eight planets, plus
the dwarf planet, Pluto. Each
day, look through the newspaper
for adjectives that describe three
planets. Glue the adjectives near
the planet they describe.

This is a thriller starring a
group of kids trapped inside
a moon base. When one of
the top scientists turns up
dead, Dash jumps into action
to find the killer. This chapter
book is a fast paced/murder
mystery/science fiction read
and the first in a series of
space thrillers.

Standards Link: Grammar: Identify adjectives.

I’m a
VENUS
Covered with a
poisonous acid,
Venus is the
hottest planet in
our solar system.
The planet’s
thick clouds let
the heat in, but
not out! This is
called the
greenhouse
effect.

MERCURY
Closest to the sun,
Mercury’s days are
a whopping 800° F
and at night the
temperature drops
to 300° F
BELOW zero!

DWARF PLANET

PLUTO

JUPITER

Farthest from the
sun, Pluto is colder
than all the other
planets and dark
all the time, even
during the day.

Jupiter is the
largest and
heaviest planet.
If it was hollow,
more than
1,000 Earths
could fit inside.

EARTH

Saturn is nearly as big as its
neighbor, Jupiter, but it is not
so heavy. Scientists say that if
you could find an ocean big
enough, Saturn would float.

Not too hot and not too cold,
it is the only planet where
we know there is life.

URANUS

Asteroids are space rocks
that orbit the sun between
Mars and Jupiter. They come
in all shapes and sizes.

Uranus has rings just like Saturn,
but the rings go around the planet
up and down like a ferris wheel.
Through a telescope, this icy
planet looks greenish-blue.

Standards Link: Earth Science: Students
know that each planet has unique
characteristics.

Pretend you are sending
a package into space that,
if life exists on other
planets, will tell about life
on Earth. Look through
today’s newspaper to find
pictures and articles that
you would put into your
package. Tell why you
selected each one.

Look through the newspaper
for a number to put into each
of the boxes on the asteroids.
Do the math and find out
what each asteroid weighs!

Standards Link: Earth Science:
Students know that Earth has
distinct characteristics.

Standards Link: Number Sense: Compute sums and differences.

Satellite Story

The moon is a
satellite. A satellite
is a smaller object
that orbits around
a larger one. Some
satellites, like moons,
are natural. Others
are man-made. People have
launched man-made satellites into orbit around the Earth to
take pictures of clouds and land forms, and to study space.

Natural or Man-Made?

Look through the newspaper and find five things that are
natural. Then find five things that are man-made.
Standards Link: Earth Science: Students know that the Moon orbits the Earth; some
objects moving in the sky are natural and some are man-made.

PLANETS
JUPITER
PLUTO
MERCURY
URANUS
SATELLITE
VENUS
EARTH
MARS
SATURN
NEPTUNE
SPACE
ORBIT
STAR

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.

K L P O T
U H H F
P V L C P

SATURN

How heavy is the
asteroid?

Use the Kid Scoop Secret
Decoder Ring to discover the
name of this book by Stuart
Gibbs, which is available at
the library.

Find the words in the puzzle.
How many of them can you
find on this page?

O P K T
Y P K T
Y H H E

Reasons to love
your library:

• Going to a library regularly
will result in you reading
more.

• Owning a library card
teaches you the responsibility
of looking after it and the
responsibility of looking after
the books you take home and
returning them on time.
• The wealth of choice in
books, movies and tapes
allows you access to more
information that you
otherwise would ever be
able to reach.
• Children’s librarians are a
great resource steering you
to more books and topics
than you might otherwise
have considered.
• Children’s libraries
everywhere have programs
that encourage reading,
researching and exploring
mind-expanding information.

R I O Y R U C R E M
N R U T A S D T O S
N H G R U S I E R T
U T R S E L C N B E

This week’s word:

O R R V L T P U I N

The adjective hollow
means having a space inside.

U A A E D T I T T A
M E T N E C A P S L
T A S U U H E E U P
S M O S O S N N S J
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

HOLLOW

The bird made its nest in
the hollow of a tree.
Try to use the word hollow
in a sentence today when
talking with your friends
and family.

Exaggerate!

Find words in the newspaper that
begin with the first letter of each
of the eight planets in our solar system.
Use the words to write a sentence that will
help you remember the order of the planets.
(For example: My Very Eager Mother Just
Served Us Nachos.)

ANSWER: With a laser blade.

Standards Link: Vocabulary: Recognize beginning sounds.

I can race as fast as
a rocket to Mars!
Make up your own
exaggerations.

NIE SpoNSorS

Rotary Club of Hanford Sunset

:

Suzanne Marienau
Cardoza, O.D.

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