The largest space machine to ever orbit Earth is the International Space Station. It is essentially a giant science lab for astronauts. Interested young readers are invited to enter the International Space Station in this title and defy gravity like the astronauts inside.
People once believed that Earth was the center of the solar system. Scientists finally learned that Earth is one of at least eight planets in our solar system and that they all travel around the sun. Astronomers now know that our solar system is almost 5 billion years old and is part of at least 100 billion galaxies in the universe. Earth is the only planet known to have life and water. Scientists continue to discover new planet-like objects, called dwarf planets, all the time!
Long ago, astronomers believed that the Earth was the center of the universe. But now we know that it is only a tiny part of the universe and that our solar system is just a tiny part of our galaxy. In 1957, space travel began. Work done in space has helped us in the areas of medicine, computer science, and the environment. The International Space Station, a lab floating in space, is where astronauts do experiments that help us on Earth. The next manned trip to the moon is planned for 2018.
Gravity keeps people grounded and prevents them from floating away into space! Young readers will learn how and why gravity works and discover how to measure it on Earth. Blastoff! Series
Learn About How Physics, Math, And Science Work Together To Help Us Understand Our Solar System And Beyond.
This Book Explores The Tremendous Contribution That NASA Has Made Over The Last Half Century. Detailed Timelines About Space Exploration And The Development Of The Space Program Are All Discussed In Detail. Also Gives Detailed Information About Astronauts And Their Explorations.
In Space Stations, early fluent readers learn about how space stations are constructed and what they are used for. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these fascinating research stations orbiting our planet. An infographic examines the makeup of the International Space Station, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about space stations using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Space Stations also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Space Stations is part of Jump!'s Space Explorers series.