Exploring Our Sun

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Children's Literature - Annie Laura Smith
This book provides information about the sun, the solar system, and how stars are formed. The five chapters include "The Sun Is a Star," "The Life of Stars," "A Power Plant," "A Ball of Energy," and "Thanks to the Sun." A timeline, fact sidebars, and archival and contemporary photos all complement the text, helping students learn about the Starship initiative. This material greatly enhances the readability and subsequent comprehension of each respective topic in "The Dr. Jemison and 100 Year Starship" series. Elementary school readers receive a solid overview of NASA's space exploration program, with details about the technology involved in these endeavors. A "Studying the Sun from Space" section shows the instruments involved in this endeavor. The "Solar Probe" series of missions begun in 2010 will continue well into the future. "True Statistics" provide scientific facts about the sun. A list of books and websites for further information is included, as is a list of important words. An index affords easy navigation through the text. The "About the Authors" passage explains that Dr. Jemison is leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS). Dana Meachen Rau has published other books in history, science, and cooking. Additional books in "The Dr. Jemison and 100 Year Starship" series include: The 100 Year Starship, Journey Through Our Solar System, and Discovering New Planets. Reviewer: Annie Laura Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531240625
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Series: A True Book Space
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 638,240
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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