Space
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This article, ‘All About Space: Aboriginal Star Gazing’, provides information about the history of Australian Aboriginal star gazing. It tells an Aboriginal myth about how the Moon first appeared in the sky.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘All Aboard the Race for Space’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, summarise, make predictions, draw conclusions and think about author purpose.

Reading Comprehension
No. of pages: 7

This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Animals in Space’, features two informational texts about the use of animals to test the safety of space travel. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to understand the texts and includes questions about drawing a conclusion, detail, reasoning, and comparison/contrast. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Animals in Space’, profiles different animals that have been to space. It provides factual information about these animals and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Back to the Moon!’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about rocket scientists researching the Moon.

Venus and Jupiter
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘Venus and Jupiter: Bright Sparks’, describes the planets Venus and Jupiter. It provides factual information about these planets and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Constellations’ asks students to answer questions about constellations, or groups of stars that make pictures in the sky. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make comparisons and think about word meanings.

Art Project
No. of pages: 1

This art project ‘Cosmic Mobile’ enables students to create space-themed mobiles. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a list of recommended art books.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Does Ancient Antarctic Lake Hold Secrets To Life In Outer Space?’ is about the discovery of a lake buried under the ice, that may hold clues to life on other planets .

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This article, ‘Dogs in Space’, describes the first dog to go to space. It provides factual information about this mission and features a photograph of Laika.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘First Human Colony Planned For Mars’ reports on an international project to establish a human settlement on Mars.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Get Set for Space’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about going into space.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Great Ball of Fire!’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the Sun and solar power.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Great Ball of Fire!’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about weather predictions and the Sun.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Hello! Anybody Out There?’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about aliens from outer space.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Hello! Anybody Out There?’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about aliens in outer space.

Space
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘International Space Station’, describes the International Space Station. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘John Glenn’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about John Glenn, a man who travelled around the Earth in a spacecraft.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Jupiter’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Jupiter’, describes the planet Jupiter. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Life on the Planets?’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Night Sky’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about people seeing a meteor storm.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Mars’, describes the planet Mars. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Meet an Astronaut’, features an interview with astronaut Andy Thomas. Andy describes what it is like to be an astronaut and provides advice for young people who want to follow their dreams.

Space
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This article, ‘All About Space: Meet an Astronomer’, features an interview with astronomer Fred Watson. Fred describes what it is like to be an astronomer and shares some interesting facts about astronomy.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘New Space Mission Will Study Asteroid In 2018’ reports on a NASA and Canadian Space Agency project aimed at studying a piece of an asteroid.

Kids News Activity
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Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Rings Around Jupiter’, asks students answer comprehension questions on a text about Jupiter and its moons.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 3

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Rings Around Jupiter’, asks students answer comprehension questions on a text about Jupiter and its moons.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Saturn’ encourages students to recognise spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Saturn’, describes the planet Saturn. It provides factual information and includes an engaging photograph.

Art Project
No. of pages: 2

This art project ‘Sculpt-a-Planet’ enables students to create space-themed sculptures. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic artistic procedures. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step art instructions and a list of recommended art books.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Should We Send People to Mars?’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, tone, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Vocabulary
No. of pages: 1

This vocabulary activity, ‘Space’ supports vocabulary development by encouraging students to match space vocabulary to relevant definitions or descriptions.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Space City’, describes the International Space Station. It provides factual information and includes a colourful and engaging photograph.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Space Exploration’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Spaceship’ asks students to answer questions about a short story, which is about a girl who travels into space in a spaceship. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall details from the text.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Stars’, provides information about stars. It features some interesting facts about stars and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Telescopes’, provides information about telescopes. It features some interesting facts about telescopes and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

History for Kids
No. of pages: 2

This history article, ‘Was the Moon Landing Faked?’ features conspiracy theories, as well as true explanations, about the famous landing on the moon. It provides an introduction to the topic of conspiracy theories and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: The Fastest Spacecraft’, describes the launch of the fastest spacecraft. It provides factual information about New Horizons and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
No. of pages: 2

This article, ‘The Fastest Spacecraft in the Universe’, provides information about the fastest spacecraft, New Horizons. It features interesting facts about this technological innovation and features colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: The Milky Way’, describes the Milky Way. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
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This article, ‘All About Space: The Moon’, describes the Moon. It provides factual information and includes engaging photographs.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘The Planet Mars’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make predictions and summarise information.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: The Solar System’, describes our solar system and its planets. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Reading
No. of pages: 1

This reading activity, ‘The Solar System’ provides opportunities for practice with reading about the solar system to complete the comprehension questions.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: The Southern Cross’, describes the Southern Cross constellation. It provides factual information about this famous star group and includes a colourful and engaging photograph.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: The Sun’, describes the Sun. It provides factual information and includes a colourful and engaging photograph.

Space
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This article, ‘All About Space: Venus’, describes the planet Venus. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘All About Space: Walking on the Moon’, describes the Moon landing. It provides factual information about this famous historical event and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
No. of pages: 4

This article, ‘Walking on the Moon’, provides information about the Moon Landing in 1969. It describes the events and milestones leading up to the Moon Landing and features an interview with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘Want To Be An Astronaut? A New Post Just Opened Up’ reports on the retirement of well-known Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘What Colour Is the Moon?’, explains why the Moon changes colour. It provides factual information about the Moon and includes engaging photographs.

Space
No. of pages: 1

This article, ‘What Is a Falling Star?’, provides information about falling stars. It explains what causes falling stars and includes an engaging photograph.

Space
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This article, ‘Why Do Stars Twinkle?’, explains why stars twinkle. It provides factual information and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

Space
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This article, ‘All About Space: Why Is the Sky Blue?’, explains why the sky is blue. It provides factual information and includes a colourful and engaging photograph.

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘World’s First Private Spacecraft Makes Successful Trip To International Space Station’ is about an American company that sent its unmanned Dragon spacecraft into space.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Yuri Gagarin’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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