Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities (Google eBook)

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Chicago Review Press, Feb 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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In this stellar activity book, kids delve into the rich history of space exploration, where telescopes, satellites, probes, landers, and human missions lead to amazing discoveries. Updated to include the recent discovery of Eris which, along with Pluto, has been newly classified as a “dwarf planet” by the International Astronomical Union, this cosmic adventure challenges kids to explore the planets and other celestial bodies for themselves through activities such as building a model of a comet using soil, molasses, dry ice, and window cleaner; 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.
  

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User Review  - sarahflack - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - hubele - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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Contents

Spying on the Heavens
1
Rocketing to Space
19
Racing to the Moonand Beyond
39
Probing the Planets
63
Voyage to the Outer Planets
81
A Telescope in Space and a Rover on Mars
97
NearEarth Objects Saturns Rings and Martian Seas
111
Going to Extremes
129
Field Guide to the Solar System
137
Glossary
161
Resources
164
Index
166
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