Astronomy

Astronomy

by Robin Kerrod
     
 

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This book tells you exactly what to look for in the night sky. It also teaches you how to become a proper stargazer yourself, with projects such as making a sundial, or how to watch the moon.  See more details below

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This book tells you exactly what to look for in the night sky. It also teaches you how to become a proper stargazer yourself, with projects such as making a sundial, or how to watch the moon.

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
There are lots of books about astronomy for kids, but this one is special. Besides the standard fare presented about the stars, moon, the solar system and the universe, this book has a large selection of do-it-yourself projects relevant to he subject matter presented. The first project is called "Getting Started". Photographs show kids setting up a mount for binoculars, all bundled up for cold weather stargazing. This is a nice touch, although parents might need to be involved in the process at some point, the kids get the idea that these activities are frequently ones that they can do by themselves. The projects that follow include photographing stars, making a star map and star mobile, using a planisphere, balloons to test the expanding universe theory, and sundials. My favorites are wrapping a soccer ball in tin foil and using a flashlight to demonstrate the phases of the moon, and the experiments with gravity. Part of the "Young Scientist Concepts & Projects" series. 1998 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842152010
Publisher:
Anness Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Series:
Fantastic Facts Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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