This activity helps children build an understanding of what causes day and night on Earth. Students read the information, answer the questions, and highlight where each answer (or clue, in the case of an inference) is located in the passage. Also included are notes on what causes day and night, and an answer key. I recommend filling in the blanks on the notes together as a class with a model projected or written on the board, since there is no word bank included. Being teacher-led means that you can pause at each sentence and discuss why the answers are the most logical to fill in the blanks. The notes can easily be cut and glued into interactive notebooks and students can draw a picture diagram to show what part of the Earth is in day and what part is in night in relation to the sun.
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