Exploring the Solar System

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Does science sometimes seem dry and boring? Why do we need to learn about it? Why Science Matters demonstrates how the science we learn at school is important in every aspect of our everyday lives. Using case studies and investigations, the series describes the development of science and technologies that can improve our lives-or lead to new scientific challenges and controversies.

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Overview

Does science sometimes seem dry and boring? Why do we need to learn about it? Why Science Matters demonstrates how the science we learn at school is important in every aspect of our everyday lives. Using case studies and investigations, the series describes the development of science and technologies that can improve our lives-or lead to new scientific challenges and controversies.

In Exploring the Solar System, we learn how the Moon affects tides, how solar and lunar eclipses are not what they appear to be, and how the Sun controls time. We find out how astronomers explain the location, movement, and characteristics of Earth, and about other planets, moons, stars, and comets. We also look at amazing satellite images of gas giants, how Earth days are different from space days, weather conditions in the solar system, and space missions to Mercury and Mars.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432924911
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Why Science Matters Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Earth in Its Place 4

The Moon 16

The Sun 26

The Planets 32

Space Travel 38

Facts and Figures 48

Find Out More 52

Glossary 54

Index 56

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