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Exploring the Solar System: A History with…

Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities

by Mary Kay Carson

Other authors: Tom Uhlman (Photographer)

Series: For Kids

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Explains the galaxy and the nine planets in the solar system.
  LorieZ03 | Mar 22, 2017 |
In this illuminating activity book, kids delve into the rich history of space exploration, where telescopes, satellites, probes, landers, and human missions lead to amazing discoveries. Tracking astronomers' recent progress—including the discovery of 2003 UB313, what some are calling the tenth planet in the solar system—kids explore the planets and other celestial bodies for themselves through activities such as "walking" from the sun to Pluto or creating their own reentry vehicle to safely return an egg to Earth's surface. With biographies of more than 20 space pioneers, specific mission details, a 20-page field guide to the solar system, and plenty of suggestions for further research, this is the ultimate guidebook to exploring the solar system.
  wichitafriendsschool | Apr 21, 2016 |
This book talks about the history behind discovering new information about the solar system. Inside, it has the different astronomers and talks about who they are and what they each discovered. It also talks about the history of the telescope and the creator of that. This book has a lot of insightful information that some children might be interested in knowing about when discussing the solar system in class. I would have this book accessible for the children if they wanted to do a research paper on astronomers or the telescope, when the time came for them to write a paper about something to do with space. ( )
  sarahflack | Dec 11, 2012 |
This book is more geared toward older students. It has a history of the solar system and activities to go along with it. Some activities could be combined with a language arts lesson. ( )
  hubele | Oct 12, 2010 |
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Discover the history of space exploration including some very recent finds.

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