This is a two-page worksheet about Earth from the point of view of one studying the solar system. The first page is a short (approximately 450-word) informational text about planet Earth and space exploration. The second page is a crossword covering key terms and vocabulary which are highlighted in bold within the text. There are nine clues total, for example:
Clue: America's agency that studies and explores space.
Clue: Earth's surface is shaped by plate ______.
Clue: The first man-made object to orbit Earth.
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