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Stars - The Element Factories of the Universe
This 8th grade and up science reading comprehension article tackles literacy and astronomy topics. Students read an informative 2.5-3 page article about the creation of stars and elements in the universe. Afterwards, they answer reading comprehension, critical thinking, and open-ended questions to demonstrate understanding.
The article reviews concepts like atoms, protons, neutrons, electrons, isotopes, ions, and the Big Bang theory. It explains how light and heavy elements formed after the Big Bang. Questions assess and improve reading analysis abilities.
This resource works for whole class instruction, small groups, assignments, subs, extra credit, gifted programs, and measuring literacy skills. The reading, questions, and answer key promote scientific literacy. Available formatted for seamless Google Classroom integration or as editable Word and PDF documents.
1 zip file with:
-Reading passage as a DOC and PDF
-Comprehension questions w/ Answer Key
-Google Reading Access PDF
This resource covers the following topics:
- The Big Bang Theory
- A review of atoms
--> Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons
--> Isotopes and Ions
- The creation of light and heavy elements