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Space Science

Space Science

by Peter Pentland, Pennie Stoyles (Joint Author)

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Children's Literature
All aspects of space science are thoroughly investigated in this unique student reference book of the "Science and Scientists" series. Pentland and Stoyles cleverly pack an incredible amount of information into the 32 pages of this book. Each two-page spread, essentially a mini-article, greets the reader with a bright and intriguing title covering a distinct topic of space science. Some of the topics covered include: Telescopes can find more than planets; How do you send things into space?; Rocket science; How does science help people survive in space?; and Meet a NASA scientist. Headings and subtitles within each two-page spread give the reader quick access to specifics regarding the topic. Helpful pictures, diagrams, and captions offer even more detail about each subject. Words found in the glossary appear in bold print throughout the text, while science terms appear in bold print surrounded by a purple box signaling that the reader can find more information about the science term nearby on the same page. The index, table of contents, glossary, and space science timeline improve ease in locating information and make this a helpful tool for student research projects. Although at times reminiscent of a textbook, Pentland and Stoyles have created an exceptional resource for the upper elementary/middle school library or classroom covering complex concepts in an accessible manner. 2003 (orig. 2002), Chelsea House Publishers,
— Sarah Nelson

Product Details

Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
Science and Scientists Series
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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