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Scientists saw something amazing for the first time. They saw waves in space. They are called gravitational waves. They start when things in space hit each other. Einstein first spoke about them in 1916. One hundred years later, scientists saw the waves with powerful technology. Einstein used his genius.



Finding gravitational waves is very important. Scientists can now see many new things in space. A scientist said: "It has opened a new window on the universe." He said we can look at things we have never seen before." It is great that scientists found the waves 100 years after Einstein talked about them.

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Sources
  • http://canadajournal.net/science/researchers-prove-albert-einsteins-theory-of-relativity-42835-2016/
  • http://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/gravitational-waves-detection-proves-albert-einsteins-century-old-theory-801468
  • https://thespacereporter.com/2016/02/gravitational-waves-detected-century-einstein-proposed/


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Scientists saw something amazing

a.

technology

2.

They are called gravitational

b.

other

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things in space hit each

c.

years later

4.

Einstein first spoke

d.

his genius

5.

One hundred

e.

for the first time

6.

scientists saw

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about them in 1916

7.

powerful

g.

the waves

8.

Einstein used

h.

waves



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Finding gravitational waves is very

a.

found the waves

2.

Scientists can now see many new

b.

after

3.

It has opened a new

c.

at things

4.

we can look

d.

important

5.

never seen

e.

about them

6.

scientists

f.

before

7.

100 years

g.

things in space

8.

Einstein talked

h.

window

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Scientists (1) ___________________ amazing for the first time. They saw waves (2) ___________________. They are called gravitational waves. They (3) ___________________ things in space hit (4) ___________________. Einstein first spoke about them in 1916. One hundred (5) ___________________, scientists saw the waves with powerful technology. Einstein (6) ___________________.

Finding gravitational waves (7) ___________________ important. Scientists can now see many (8) _________________ in space. A scientist said: "It has opened a (9) _______________ on the universe." He said we can look (10) __________________ we have never (11) ___________________." It is great that scientists found the waves 100 years after Einstein talked (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Scientistssawsomethingamazingforthefirsttime.Theysawwavesinsp
ace.Theyarecalledgravitationalwaves.Theystartwhenthingsinspace
hiteachother.Einsteinfirstspokeaboutthemin1916.Onehundredyear
slater,scientistssawthewaveswithpowerfultechnology.Einsteinused
hisgenius.Findinggravitationalwavesisveryimportant.Scientistscan
nowseemanynewthingsinspace.Ascientistsaid:"Ithasopenedaneww
indowontheuniverse."Hesaidwecanlookatthingswehaveneverseenb
efore."Itisgreatthatscientistsfoundthewaves100yearsafterEinsteint
alkedaboutthem.

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