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With 300 fabulous images, 50 fantastic projects, and lots of fascinating scientific information, this is simply the most out-of-this world introduction to astronomy a child can have.

"An excellent introduction to astronomy...outstanding background information ...Spectacular color photos and other graphics, useful charts, and graphs augment the text."--School Library Journal, starred review

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Overview

With 300 fabulous images, 50 fantastic projects, and lots of fascinating scientific information, this is simply the most out-of-this world introduction to astronomy a child can have.

"An excellent introduction to astronomy...outstanding background information ...Spectacular color photos and other graphics, useful charts, and graphs augment the text."--School Library Journal, starred review

What are stars? Why does the moon change shape? Budding astronomers will find answers to all their questions about the night sky--and far more--in these 50 eye-opening activities. Three-hundred color photos and illustrations, some from NASA's magnificent collection, help kids soar out into the solar system and get their bearings among the stars. Youngsters will learn to use binoculars and telescopes, and how to chart their viewing highlights in a stargazing notebook. A photographic trip to the moon will inspire kids to map its many phases, calculate a person's lunar weight, and find out what happens during an eclipse. Voyaging farther out also reveals why the other planets wouldn't make a good home for humans, and will help children understand why Earth is avery special place. A Selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club and the Scholastic Book Club.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781579906757
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2005

    Very Informative and FUN!!

    I just checked this book out of the library and I'm now going to purchase it. It's got some awesome pictures and details about every part of the solar system and the galaxy. Of course, I have other books that are similar, but this one also has great hands on activities to 'bring it home' for kids. You can figure out how old you would be on each of the planets, how much you would weigh, how to show the relative distance between the planets.... tons of fun while learning!! What could be better than that?

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