This science-as-entertainment book chronicles how a meteorite ended up in the American Museum of Natural History, detailing the steps that brought it from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited in the hallowed halls of the AMNH. Hartland describes the space rock's path by showing how it connected to people--e.g., fans at a football game noticed it, the police attributed its crash to vandals, firefighters cooled it off, etc.
People can see many things in the sky. What can you see when you look at the sky?
Earth is made up of atmosphere that protects us from the sun and contains our air supply. The next part is the hydrosphere, which is all the water on the planet. The third is the geosphere, the rocks. All three parts are closely connected. If we do not take care of one part of Earth, such as the ocean, we hurt the entire planet. Scientists all over the world are working to find ways to reduce pollution and make our Earth healthier.
Students will love learning more about our Earth, Moon, and stars in this title. It gives information on the phases of the Moon, the constellations of stars that we see in the night sky, comets and meteors, and what exactly happens during a lunar eclipse.
Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Sky Watch introduces readers to both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Explores the closet star to the Earth, the sun, discussing structure, size, color, and formation.
Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with vibrant photos and colorful diagrams teaches readers about different types of constellations and how they are affected by Earth's tilt and orbit. Readers will also learn about the naming of constellations in ancient times and modern times and how scientists study them with telescopes and other tools. Famous constellations Orion the Hunter, Cassiopeia, the Southern Cross, and Ursa Major are highlighted. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.