Across the Solar System

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Overview

What is the largest planet in the Solar System?

How hot is the surface of the planet Mercury?

What is the closest planet to Earth?

You are about to go on an amazing journey. Grab your backpack and your notebook, and come with us across the Solar System.

Use the map to help you find your way across the huge distances of space.

Your spaceship's databank will tell you all you need to know about the planets you will visit on your journey.

Learn about the technology that humans have used to find out more about the Solar System.

Takes the reader on a journey through the solar system, describing comets, asteroids, and the planets, including their average temperature, length of day, distance from the sun, and more.

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Gr 2-4-Seashore moves from the dunes of a North Atlantic beach to the deep waters of the ocean. Each two-page spread is formatted so that the first page provides a basic overview and the facing page, set up to look like a travel journal, focuses on several specific plants and animals of the region. Arctic to Antarctica has the same format, but here children are taken below the impenetrable Arctic ice to Antarctica in an imaginary submersible. Solar System is slightly different in that the tour is given from a fictitious spaceship. Two pages are devoted to each planet, with right-side pages containing such information as distance from the sun, size, and length of a day and of a year, all furnished by the ship's databank. All three books have color photographs and illustrations. Young naturalists will definitely be attracted to these brief overviews.-Michele Snyder, Chappaqua Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403487957
  • Publisher: Heinemann Library
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Amazing Journeys Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Journey Map 8

The Blazing Sun 10

Mercury: The Dead World 12

Venus: Our Savage Sister 14

Earth: The Water Planet 16

Mars: The Red Planet 18

Jupiter: Gas Giant 20

Saturn: The Ringed Planet 22

Uranus: The Green Planet 24

Neptune: The Blue Planet 25

Pluto: Mystery Planet 26

Exploring Space: Planet Probe 27

Glossary 28

Space Calendar 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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