To the Planets and Beyond

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The practical activities are easy to follow and will promote understanding and additional learning.

Developments in our understanding and exploration of space have been many and rapid in the past few years, so the timing of Raman Prinja’s brand-new space series for QED is perfect.

The author’s knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, his subject are evident from the highly readable text, which brings this complex ...

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Overview


The practical activities are easy to follow and will promote understanding and additional learning.

Developments in our understanding and exploration of space have been many and rapid in the past few years, so the timing of Raman Prinja’s brand-new space series for QED is perfect.

The author’s knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, his subject are evident from the highly readable text, which brings this complex subject within the grasp of younger readers.

The inclusion of practical activities, using readily available materials, is an important and much-requested feature of this new science series.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
.ea vol: illus. by Geraint Ford. 32p. (The Universe Rocks! Series). photos. glossary. index. websites. QEB. 2012. PLB $28.50.Gr 4–6These attractive introductions to the dynamic aspects of astronomy are appealing and engaging. Each two-page subject treatment features four paragraphs in text boxes placed next to the illustration. Most of the pages are black, evoking the inky darkness of space. Glowing gold, white, and blue stars highlight the pages of Galaxies. Easy-to-follow sentences introduce complicated ideas. The author uses down-to-earth comparisons to everyday things to help with explanations, as in Galaxies: "think of towns and cities as galaxies and the countryside between them as space." "A spoonful of white dwarf would weigh as much on Earth as an elephant" communicates the incredible mass of a lightweight star at the end of its life in Stars. Each entry contains easy activities appropriate for classes (a toilet-paper solar system in Planets) and individuals (creating a viewing frame and instructions to count stars in Stars). The only misstep is the liquid measurement given for baking soda in the erupting volcano activity in Planets. Each one-page glossary provides definitions without pronunciation guides, and terms not included in the glossary often show up in the index (e.g., "dark energy" and "dark matter" in Galaxies). Straightforward texts with dramatic and vivid illustrations make these useful additions.Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609922450
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/7/2012
  • Series: The Universe Rocks Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Tour of the Solar System 4

How the Planets Were Made 6

Activity: Toilet-paper Solar System 8

Follow the Water 10

Activity: Erupting Volcano 12

Icy Volcanoes 14

Saturn in the Spotlight 16

Activity: CD Saturn 18

Pluto and the Dwarfs 20

Planets Around Other Stars 22

Life Beyond Earth 24

Activity: Paper-cup Sundial 26

Really Cool Stuff About Planets 28

Top Ten Planet Facts / Websites 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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