The Solar System and Beyond

The Solar System and Beyond

by Gerard Cheshire
     
 

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This title introduces the planet Earth and the incredibly vast space beyond. Find out how gravity formed the Solar System, take a closer look at our neighboring planets, follow the life of a star, and discover how the Universe may have been born. This series is packed with the latest scientific information and is an ideal support for physics students at Key Stage 3

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This title introduces the planet Earth and the incredibly vast space beyond. Find out how gravity formed the Solar System, take a closer look at our neighboring planets, follow the life of a star, and discover how the Universe may have been born. This series is packed with the latest scientific information and is an ideal support for physics students at Key Stage 3 level. The series will also be of interest to older students. Fascinating feature boxes outline recent physics research and encourage the reader to look more closely at the world in which they live. Key concepts are brought to life with full color illustrations and mini quizzes help to reinforce new ideas.

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Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
This nonfiction text in the "Fundamental Physics Series" begins with a study of our planet Earth, both inside and out. Following are chapters concerning gravity and space, moons and satellites, suns and stars, and then a look at each of the planets in the solar system. The last chapter discusses things scientists have learned from the study of our universe, including such topics as galaxies, black holes, and the search for extraterrestrial life. A short introduction explains what the reader will learn and tells about the blue feature boxes that appear throughout the book. There are "Did You Know?" facts, "Test Yourself" questions, "Investigate" experiments, and "Time Travel" discoveries. Answers to the "Test Yourself" and "Investigate" features, an index, and a glossary are included at the end. Words that are highlighted in bold print throughout the text are found in the glossary. Interesting photographs, graphs, timelines, and illustrations help clarify the concepts. This is a helpful text for the study of key facts about the solar system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780237541842
Publisher:
MMS Gold
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Science Essentials Physics Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Gerard Cheshire is the author of Day and Night in the Swamp, How Machines Work, and Spirit of the Polar Regions, as well as the Nature Unfolds series, the Scary Creatures series, and the Science Essentials - Physics series.

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