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Author: szeiger
No. Questions: 3
Created: Oct 30, 2015
Last Modified: 4 years ago

Science Solar Structure

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Did you ever draw a picture of the sun when you were young? Chances are you colored a simple yellow circle. However, peel back its layers, and our closest star is much more complex than it first appears. Although it is fairly average compared to other stars, the dynamic structure and nature of the sun provide us with the heat and light necessary for life to exist on Earth.
Grade 8 Author's Purpose CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RI.8.6, RST.6-8.6
A.
The author opens the passage with a question. The purpose of this question is to:
  1. get readers to think back to their childhood art skills.
  2. explain why the sun looks like a yellow circle.
  3. introduce instruction on how to draw the sun.
  4. provide a contrast for the actual composition of the sun.
Grade 8 Text Elements CCSS: RST.6-8.7
B.
The author includes a diagram in the passage. This diagram shows:
  1. the different layers of the sun.
  2. a child's drawing of the sun.
  3. how the sun provides light and heat.
  4. why the sun is yellow.
Grade 8 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.8.4, RST.6-8.4
C.
The author describes the sun as a dynamic structure. DYNAMIC means:
  1. positive in energy and attitude.
  2. full of constant change or activity.
  3. a large range of sound.
  4. very simple in shape.