Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun. It takes 165 Earth years to complete a single orbit! Young students will learn about the discovery of Neptune, its moons, and the information gathered by Voyager II, the only space probe to pass by this distant planet. Blastoff! Series
Saturn has the largest and most complex ring system of any planet in the solar system. Young learners will read about Saturn's discovery, its physical traits, and how the sixth planet in the solar system has been explored. Blastoff! Series
Space shuttles bring astronauts into and out of space. Children will learn about the history of space shuttles, the advanced technology onboard, and how these vehicles perform their missions. Blastoff! Series
Astronauts live and work on space stations that orbit Earth. Young readers will read about space station parts, the first space stations, and the International Space Station. Blastoff! Series
The sun radiates light, heat, and energy at the center of the solar system. Eager students will explore how the sun works and its relationship to Earth and the other planets. Blastoff! Series
The planet Uranus has a bright blue-green color because of methane gas in its atmosphere. Young children will learn about the discovery of Uranus, how it has been explored, and why it is tilted on its side! Blastoff! Series
With reflective clouds, Venus appears to be the brightest planet in the night sky. Young students will read about the discovery of Venus, its harsh environment, and the ways it has been explored. Blastoff! Series
Marianne Berkes has a gift for making science fun, and this book is exhibit A. Mother sun and her "family" of planets spin, roll, tilt, blow and whirl around the Sun to the tune of Over in the Meadow. Each of those actions is astronomically correct. For example, Earth is the one that tilts, and that is what creates the seasons. It is also astronomically up-to-date, with Pluto being a dwarf planet. Bright illustrations create an exciting mood, and there is plenty of interesting supplementary information in the back along with tips on related ways to integrate science, art, and literature in the classroom.
Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about the lives of stars.
Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about comets and meteors.
Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about the universe.
Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about the giant gas planets.
Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about rocky planets.
Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about dwarf planets.
Through simple text and pictures, young readers will learn about solar systems.
People can see many things in the sky. What can you see when you look at the sky?
Stunning images and simple text take young readers on an incredible journey to the moon, Earth's closest neighbor in space. Readers learn about the moon's phases, features, and other amazing facts.
This exciting title takes kids on a journey to the planets in our solar system. Spectacular photographs reveal the unique characteristics of each planet and the order of the planets in our solar system.
Reach for the stars! This engaging book tells kids about the different kinds of stars, what stars are made of, and basic facts about constellations.
This exciting book teaches young readers about the sun, Earth's nearest star. Astounding photographs and simple text help kids understand the suns features and role in our solar system.
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.
Explains the structure, color and size of a star, how it begins and how it ends.
This title includes full-color photographs and facts on how time relates to the day and night as well as what people and animals do during the day and night.
This title includes full-color photographs and facts on how time relates to the seven days of the week, twelve months of the year as well as lunar months and holidays.
Here is the "autobiography" of the universe - the early history of the universe narrated by the universe itself. Beginning with the big bang and ending with the formation of Earth, this first volume of a trilogy is a thrilling story of chaos and creativity. Particles become galaxies. Mother stars explode in supernovas, creating elements, the building blocks of life. Morgan studied at Princeton and has a degree in theology from the University of San Francisco.