Sunday, 16 June 2013

Aim High

Aim High - Pt 2, No 3, 2003

1. Find the meanings of these words from the story.

observatory - A building containing telescopes and other scientific ✔  
astronomer - It’s someone that study’s the stars and space.
buried - To put something down into the ground and cover it.
expect - Waiting for something to happen but it doesn’t.
yowl - A long cry that a cat makes.  ✔

2. Draw what you think the Dog Star might look like.
3. Answer these comprehension questions to show your understanding of the text.
a) Where were the boys on the trip? The boys were at the Observatory.
b) Why was Nik’s Mum so sad when he got home? His Mum was sad because Flash his cat died.
c) What idea did Nik have at the end? To go outside and see the stars that was name NGC478. (he named the star after his cat that died at the end)
d) What did it mean in the story when it said ‘Nick’s face felt hot and heavy’? It meant that he was angry when Flash the cat died.

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