How constellations have gotten their names;

Photos, diagrams-and a timeline about constellations in history;

Surprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

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How constellations have gotten their names;

Photos, diagrams-and a timeline about constellations in history;

Surprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Read More Show Less

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Stars form pictures that people have gazed at in the night sky for thousands of years. Read to find out facts and history about constellations. Some of the Greek myths about the constellations are briefly presented. Learn the difference between constellations and asterisms. Look at some of the tools that early astronomers used to study the stars. There are photographs, illustrations, and diagrams throughout the book. In the table of contents, there is a guiding question noted for each chapter. Pronunciation guides are in the main text for some words. Bold print words in the main text are listed and defined in the glossary; the index includes and differentiates the text and illustrations. Younger students may need some guidance and support with the informational text features like navigating the multiple captions for the pictures. This book is part of "A True Book" series which covers space and other topics. At the back of the book, there is a resource list of books, web sites, and places to explore for more information. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531228029
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 689,478
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Stars in Our Sky: Are constellations important today? 7

2 The View From Earth: How do we see stars on our planet? 11

3 A History of constellations: Who first discovered the constellations? 17

4 Star Storied: Which constellations can you see from Earth? 25

Asterisms: Is the Big Dipper a constellation? 34

5 Constellations Around the world: Who else has made up stories about the stars? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

index 47

About the Author 48

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