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Exploring the Solar System

Exploring the Solar System

by John Farndon
     
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432924911
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Why Science Matters Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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