Stars and Constellations

Stars and Constellations

by Nick Hunter
     
 

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This book explores the Sun as our nearest star, different types of stars and constellations. It covers what stars are, where they come from, what makes them shine, what people thought of them in the past, and how we study stars today. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing stars. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid

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This book explores the Sun as our nearest star, different types of stars and constellations. It covers what stars are, where they come from, what makes them shine, what people thought of them in the past, and how we study stars today. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing stars. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Stars and their patterns have long captivated human beings. Children, who are usually very inquisitive, will greatly enjoy learning about the night sky through reading this book. As the last title in “The Night Sky and Other Amazing Sights in Space” series, the text includes a lot of details that are explained in an uncomplicated manner. Each chapter is just two pages long and is accompanied by attractive, vivid photographs. The text relates current knowledge to describe what stars are made of, their origin, the lifetime of stars, why they appear to shine, their patterns, the sun as earth’s own star and using spacecraft to learn more about the sun. Words that appear in bold type are defined in the glossary. An insert on each page contains another new fact about stars and constellations. The final chapter encourages readers to try to find some of the more familiar constellations for themselves while viewing the nighttime sky. Teachers introducing the stars in the early elementary grades will find this a helpful addition to the curriculum. If the current collection is in need of updating, consider adding this title. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth; Ages 6 to 8.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 2–4—Hunter will turn plenty of readers into enthusiastic sky watchers with these introductions to some of the heavens' more easily observed phenomena. Leaving the brightly colored sky and space photos and /or illustrations on every page to supply the drama-which they do, in abundance-he offers particularly clear, matter-of-fact descriptions of what stars and comets are made of, what causes both solar and lunar eclipses and auroras, and, in brief, what our ancestors thought of these wonders. Each volume closes with a doable, relevant enrichment activity and a modest handful of leads to further information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432975173
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
Night Sky: and Other Amazing Sights in Space Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,469,646
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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