Use this reading passage to supplement your science curriculum and give your students exposure to an information text (a major part of Common Core). Students read the passage then use their reading comprehension skills and strategies to answer the questions. Both multiple choice and short answer questions are included.
A complete key is also included for your convenience.
This reading passage is all about an important part of our space program: Voyager 1 and 2. These spaceships traveled past the four gas giants of our solar system before heading out into interstellar space. Voyager 1 left the heliosphere last summer and Voyager 2 will leave sometimes before 2016.
This passage will be best suited for students from about 4th grade to 7th grade, but could be helpful to older students studying space.
Created by: Cate O'Donnell