Explore the Solar System!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore the Solar System!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

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by Anita Yasuda, Bryan Stone
     
 

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Explore the Solar System! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments introduces kids ages 6-9 to the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that surround our star, the sun, as well as the universe beyond. Combining a hands-on element with history and science, kids investigate solar eclipses, phases of the moon, Jupiter's rings, and what astronauts wear.

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Explore the Solar System! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments introduces kids ages 6-9 to the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that surround our star, the sun, as well as the universe beyond. Combining a hands-on element with history and science, kids investigate solar eclipses, phases of the moon, Jupiter's rings, and what astronauts wear. Who named the stars? What is the Milky Way? Why is there night? By combining a hands-on element with riddles, jokes, fun facts, and comic cartoons, kids Explore the Solar System!, and have a blast along the way.

Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association)
"Highly Recommended. **** Provides young readers with a book that arouses curiosity about the world of space though an attractive format that includes facts with fun-filled activities.
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"After reading this book kids will have obtained lots of facts, trivia to amuse family and friends, and projects for rainy or lazy summer days . . . It is a title that could be used by teachers in the elementary grades, scout leaders and homeschoolers."  —Children's Literature

"Explore the Solar System combines hands-on science, fun facts, and easy-to-follow projects that use common household products and recycled supplies. The whimsically-illustrated book is full of short biographies of famous scientists, space-related vocabulary words, even jokes! Explore the Solar System answers every question a space-explorer-in-training might have."  —Kahani Magazine

"Building your own space shuttle (complete with Canadarm) and making a delicious, Stonehenge-style solar observatory from Rice Krispie squares are just a few of the activities in this fact-packed, fun-filled children's book."  —In the Hills Magazine, Year in Books

"The inviting cover of this science book will attract the attention of young readers right from the start? This is a great book to entice young readers to read more and learn a little science along the way. It would make an attractive addition to a school library."  —National Association of Science Teachers

"Highly Recommended. **** Provides young readers with a book that arouses curiosity about the world of space though an attractive format that includes facts with fun-filled activities."  —CM Magazine (Manitoba Library Association)

Children's Literature
After reading this book kids will have obtained lots of facts [and] trivia to amuse family and friends, and projects for rainy or lazy summer days . . . It is a title that could be used by teachers in the elementary grades,[or] scout leaders and homeschoolers.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Basic information about our solar system is easily absorbed through the text, inset boxes that highlight words to know, and a variety of activities. There are even a few jokes scattered here and there. Readers learn that although the Greeks believed in an Earth-centric system, today we know that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of our solar system. The book presents a clever way to remember the planets. A game called "The Galaxy Scavenger Hunt" provides a chance to learn more about our solar system. The game can be expanded to include astronomers, astronauts and anything space related. Another interesting project is the creation of an origami solar system mobile. After reading this book kids will have obtained lots of facts, trivia to amuse family and friends, and projects for rainy or lazy summer days. An added bonus is an opportunity to increase vocabularies because in addition to the words called out in the text there is a glossary at the end of the book. For those who love computer resources there are websites and for others there is a list of science museums and planetariums. The index identifies all the activities as well as other topics addressed in the book. It is a title that could be used by teachers in the elementary grades, scout leaders and homeschoolers. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934670361
Publisher:
Nomad Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Nomad Press Explore Your World Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,247,951
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Anita Yasuda is a qualified Montessori and early childhood education teacher and the author of more than 20 books, including the Being Green series, Explore Native American Culture!, Explore the Solar System!, Explore Water!, Greetings from Buffalo, and Hello Kitty: Cute, Creative & Collectible. She lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Bryan Stone is a cartoonist who graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies and is the illustrator of Explore Life Cycles!, Explore Night Science!, Explore Rivers and Ponds!, Explore Rocks and Minerals!, Explore the Solar System!, and Explore Transportation!. He lives in Hartland, Vermont.

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Explore the Solar System!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book