Science Reading Activity- The Solar System

Science Reading Activity- The Solar System
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This is a two-page, printable worksheet about the solar system. The first page is an informational text (approximately 600 words long) defining a solar system and describing the formation and features of our solar system. The second page has a diagram of the solar system and a crossword covering key terms and vocabulary which are highlighted in bold within the text. There are twelve clues in total. For example:

Clue: Our solar system was formed when a huge mass of matter collapsed into itself and became a _____.
Answer: Star

Clue: A universal force which attracts objects to each other.
Answer: Gravity

Clue: Astronomers believe there are many undiscovered _____ planets in the Kuiper Belt.
Answer: Dwarf

I have more crosswords for a variety of topics and grade levels at my store, Curious Crosswords. You can also find free crosswords and activities on my blog,

I hope you enjoy using my puzzles as much as I enjoy creating them!
Total Pages
3 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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