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Stars. Unit 5 Theme: Astronomy Level 5. DeVera Miller Maxwell Lakeland Elementary/Middle School Baltimore, Maryland. Selection Vocabulary. nebula neb u la variable var i a ble particles par ti cles visible vis i ble globular glob u lar. nebula.

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stars

Stars

Unit 5

Theme: Astronomy

Level 5

DeVera Miller Maxwell

Lakeland Elementary/Middle School

Baltimore, Maryland

selection vocabulary
Selection Vocabulary
  • nebula neb u la
  • variable var i a ble
  • particles par ti cles
  • visible vis i ble
  • globular glob u lar
nebula
nebula
  • Stars are born in giant clouds of gas and dust called nebula.
  • The article I read in the science magazine was about a nebula, a large cloud of gas and dust in outer space.
  • Definition – glowing clouds of gas and dust amidst the clouds.
variable
variable
  • These stars are called variable stars because at times they appear bright and at other times they are dim.
  • The colors of a mood rings stone are variable. They are supposed to change when the wearer is happy, sad, or angry.
  • Definition – likely to change
particles
particles
  • But a few supernovas leave a small, tightly packed ball of particles called a neutron star.
  • The tiniest particle of dust makes Sue sneeze.
  • Definition – very small pieces or portions of something.
visible
visible
  • The x-rays from the pulsar in the Crab blink on and off thirty times every second. The star is visible when the x-rays are “on” and invisible when the x-rays are “off.”
  • The farmer’s field of corn was visible from the back porch of his house.
  • Definition – able to be seen or noticed
globular
globular
  • A globular cluster contains many thousands, or even millions, of stars very close together.
  • The students created representations of planets with globular balls of clay.
  • Definition – having the shape of a globe
vocabulary quiz
nebula

variable

particles

visible

globular

Something that has the shape of a globe is said to be ________.

_______ are very small pieces or portions of something.

Glowing clouds of gas and dust amidst the stars are ________.

_______ means likely to change.

If you are _________, you are able to be seen or noticed.

Vocabulary Quiz
word knowledge

Word Knowledge

Reading the Sentences

DeVera Miller Maxwell

Lakeland Elementary/Middle School

Baltimore, Maryland

antonyms
Antonyms
  • From far away, giant groups of stars look like clouds.
  • Can you think of antonyms for the words far and giant?

(close, near; small, tiny)

about two thousand stars are visible without a telescope
About two thousand stars are visible without a telescope.
  • Can you identify the words in the sentence that have the /ow/ sound spelled ou?

about, thousand, without

stars begin to run out of hydrogen fuel
Stars begin to run out of hydrogen fuel.
  • Which 2 words have the g spelling?

begin, hydrogen

  • Which word has the /j/ sound spelled g?
  • What other words can you think of that have the /j/ sound spelled g?
our solar system from the sun to pluto is only a tiny part of the universe
Our solar system, from the sun to Pluto, is only a tiny part of the universe.
  • Which words have the /ōō/ and /ū/ sounds spelled u?

Pluto, universe

DeVera Miller Maxwell

Lakeland Elementary/Middle School

Baltimore, Maryland

spelling words
soup

music

clue

truth

bloom

lunar

toothbrush

cruise

smooth

cube

rooster

tissue

cartoon

duty

unite

future

group

unusual

universe

Pluto

Spelling Words

Can you sort your spelling words by their spelling patterns for the /ōō/ and /ū/ sounds?