Exploring Space


From telescopes to rockets to robots, see all the ways people have explored space. Where will space exploration take us next?

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From telescopes to rockets to robots, see all the ways people have explored space. Where will space exploration take us next?

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Children's Literature - Justina Engebretson
Referred to as the final frontier, outer space has awed and amazed humankind long before Galileo's first glance of it through a telescope or Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. Over the centuries since the creation of the telescope, space exploration has drastically evolved to today's high-tech space rovers and satellites. With this early reader, a part of the "Earth and Space Science" series, primary students will learn brief facts about key dates, people, and events that have been a part of the progress of space exploration. Each page focuses on one main concept, with titles such as "Telescopes" and "People in Space." Each topic is supported by two to four sentences, making this nonfiction book ideal for early independent reading and comprehension development. Vocabulary words pertaining to space, such as constellation, probe, and rove are in the text and defined in the glossary, which serves to increase a young reader's vocabulary. Readers are invited to take part in an activity at the end of the book, creating a balloon rocket out of inexpensive materials. The accompanying pictures, such as those of a constellation, planets, and land rover, compliment the text and increase young readers' visual engagement. Reviewer: Justina Engebretson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429668101
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Earth and Space Science Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Looking Up 4

Telescopes 6

Satellites 8

People in Space 10

Moon Landing 12

Probes 14

Robots 16

The Future 18

Make a Balloon Rocket 20

Glossary 22


Internet Sites 23

Index 24

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