Meteor Showers


The difference between meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites;

Diagrams, a timeline, photos-and when to look for meteor showers during the year;

Surprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

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The difference between meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites;

Diagrams, a timeline, photos-and when to look for meteor showers during the year;

Surprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Read More Show Less

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
What are meteor showers and when do they occur? Explore the information about meteors to learn about these objects in space. In the table of contents, each chapter has a question that drives the inquiry for information (a consultant guided the content information regarding meteors). There are color illustrations, pictures, and diagrams throughout the book. Examine the photographs of the meteorites found in Africa. Check the chart that shows the schedule for meteor showers during the year. Look at the snapshot of Meteor Crater where a meteorite landed on Earth in Arizona. Some students may find the nonfiction text features helpful in their research to find specific or additional information. The bold print words are located in the glossary which has pronunciation guides for some of the terms. The index differentiates the referenced pages for information and illustrations. Additional resources include books, web sites, and places. This book is from the "A True Book" series which includes additional books about space and other topics. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531228043
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 455,438
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Showers of Light: Is a meteor the same thing as a shooting star? 7

2 Space Rocks: Where can you find rocks in outer space? 11

3 The Trip to Earth: How does a space rock get to Earth? 15

4 Showers in the Forecast: What do comets have to do with meteor showers? 23

Looking for Meteor Showers: When is the next meteor shower? 26

5 Pieces of the Past: Who were the first scientists to study meteors? 29

6 Learning from Meteorites: What can a bunch of rocks tell us? 33

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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