Space Based Astronomy

How much astronomy can you study with the naked eye? Learn more about the ways scientists explore the galaxy with a short reading passage and set of short-answer questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners complete the reading activity as homework or when reviewing reading comprehension strategies
  • Incorporate into a test preparation session
  • Use alongside a science lesson about space science and the atmosphere
Classroom Considerations

  • Reading questions require short answers, and some of them may be too interpretive for struggling readers
  • Does not include an answer key
  • Language of the passage may be too elevated for English learners
Pros

  • Straightforward reading activity is versatile for multiple uses in the classroom
  • Two-page format makes the resource easy to copy and distribute
Cons

  • None
Common Core