1. Newborn: recently born
2. Finding her wings: beginning to fly
3. Announced: to tell somebody your plan in a loud and serious manner
4. Astronaut: a person who travels and works in a spacecraft
5. Rotten: spoiled food that cannot be eaten or used
6. Space: the area outside the earth’s atmosphere where you will find other planets and stars
7. Goop: any sticky substance
8. Model: a person whose job is to wear and show new styles of clothes and accessories and be photographed wearing them
1. Fill in the blanks:
a. Richa was an astronaut.
b. Droso flew higher and higher, until he hit the ceiling.
c. Richa did not want to take a sparrow to space because it eats too much.
d. Richa put the fruit flies in a jar.
e. Phila became the first ever space model.
2. Answer the following questions.
a. what did Phila like to do?
Ans. Phila liked going up but not as much as she liked to pose. One leg here, two legs there and the other three over there. She posed in different ways. She wanted to be a model.
b. Where did Droso fly right after his birth?
Ans. Droso flied around at the rotten bananas right after his birth. He opened his wings for the first time and flapped them up and down very fast, 220 times in one second.
c. Why was Richa busy?
Ans. Richa was an astronaut. In two weeks Richa would sit in a rocket and shoot up into space. She had been so busy planning her trip to space.
d. What was common between Richa and Droso?
Ans. Rich was not very different from Droso, the fruit fly. Droso and Richa both wanted to go to higher places. Flying to space had always been Richa’s dream. All Richa thought about was space only.
e. State two facts about space from the chapter.
1. Space begins a hundred kilometers or so above the earth.
2. It has no air to breath and no ground to stand on
f. Why did Richa take Droso and Phila to space?
Ans. Richa thought long and hard until she got very hungry. She reached for the fruit basket and saw Droso and Phila, the fruit flies were buzzing around the fruit basket. She cried out they are perfect for space and she took Droso and Phila to space.