The earth and the moon are always moving! Learn all about how the moon travels around the earth and why the moon looks different from night to night. The moon goes through different phases based on its position in relation to the earth and the sun. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding of the earth and moon in a creative way. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
Discover all the cool things you can see in the night sky! Learn all about telescopes and how they help us see the moon and stars up close. The vibrant images in this book keep students engaged and excited about astronomy. Easy-to-read text helps simplify scientific concepts. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding of astronomy in a creative way. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
Explore the history and physical details of our planet--including the atmospheric layers, the plates underground, and the solar system--in this engaging nonfiction reader that introduces early elementary readers to scientific ideas and concepts. Featuring bright images, supportive charts and diagrams, and lively text, children will be intrigued from cover to cover!
Take a trip to the ends of the universe and introduce early elementary readers to beginning astrological ideas and concepts including galaxies, planets, asteroids, and the entire universe. This fascinating title features bright images, charts, diagrams, and engaging, informational text.
Explore our solar system and Earth's place in it as readers flip through the pages of this nonfiction title. Featuring vibrant images in conjunction with accessible charts and diagrams, readers will be fascinated from cover to cover!
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to ever walk on the moon! Readers will be engaged from cover to cover as they learn about Armstrong's inspirational career as an astronaut in this biography that features additional information on gravity, NASA, and the moon landing. The vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text, timeline, glossary, and index to allow for better understanding of the content.
Earth is a planet, moving around the sun. But Earth is not the only planet in our solar system! It is one of eight planets, many moons, and other objects that orbit our sun. The planets have much in common, but they have many differences, too. In this book, learn all about these exciting planets.
There is a bright light in the night sky. Sometimes it is round like a ball, sometimes it is a crescent, and sometimes it is not there at all! What is this strange and changing thing? It is the moon, of course! Read all about our moon and the moons surrounding other planets in this book.
Asteroids and comets shoot straight through space. They just look like bright lights with tails, but there is much more to these fascinating objects! Learn all about asteroids and comets in this book.
Bright stars twinkle in the night sky. Have you looked up into the sky on a clear night and seen these tiny points of light? Did you know that there are many kinds of stars in space? Find out all about them in this book.
What does the sun do for us other than give us light during the day? It gives us warmth, energy, and so much more! Learn all about the sun in this book.
Learn all about planet Earth in this engaging, colorful title! Earth is our home. It is a big, beautiful place that orbits the sun. What else is there to know about Earth? Read this book to find out!
Readers find out what it's like for astronauts to eat, sleep, and work on a manned space flight in this adventurous nonfiction reader. Children will discover what it's like to be weightless in zero gravity, how Mission control helps keep astronauts safe, and what astronauts do during their free time through vivid photographs, interesting, informative text, and stimulating facts.
Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!
Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor. Though space machines, NASA’s shuttles were all named after famous ships. This low-level title fuels reading interest for the most reluctant students by presenting an assortment of fun facts about the shuttles that took astronauts on famous space adventures.
Exploring the universe greatly depends on space robots. They go where astronauts cannot go and survive where astronauts cannot survive. Food, water, sleep, and oxygen are not required for them to function, and radiation exposure is not a concern. Young readers curious about space will gravitate toward this high-interest title.
It was an Earth satellite that started the space race between Russia and the United States. Russia sent Sputnik 1 into space in 1957, and the U.S. responded with Explorer 1 in 1958. In this high-interest title, reluctant readers will learn all about the machines that first signaled the space age.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a lens for discovering the hidden secrets of outer space. The tool has zoomed in on unknown galaxies! This book gives young readers a close-up of the Hubble Space Telescope, showing off its mirrors, cameras, solar panels, and more.
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.
Did you know that more than 70 probes have been sent to the moon in the past 50 years? Their missions have included orbiting the moon to take pictures and gathering samples of moon material. This children’s title maps the probe-driven progress on making the moon a base for space exploration.
Explorers of the fourth planet from the sun, Mars rovers collect rock and soil samples with their robotic arms. They also snap pictures of the Red Planet. Curious young readers can wander around with rovers in this book to look for signs of life on Mars.
Robonauts have been built to be substitutes for astronauts. They are made to look and move much like humans so they can take over time-consuming or dangerous space work. This high-interest book lays out the similarities and differences between astronauts and their high-tech doppelgangers.
Climb Aboard! Explore the difference between meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid! Investigate comet composition and development and their observation through history! Learn about asteroids! Learn about key astronomers tools such as telescopes and the Deep Impact spacecraft! See an infographic showing a comet’s orbit! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of Near Earth Objects complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Climb Aboard! Explore different types of galaxies! Learn how galaxies are formed! Meet key astronomers examine the tools they use such as the Hubble Space Telescope, satellites, and probes! See an infographic showing Earth in the Milky Way! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of seven different galaxies complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Climb Aboard! Explore how the moon was formed! Learn about eclipses, the moon’s atmosphere, and the effects of its gravitational pull on Earth! Meet key Russian and American astronauts and their contributions to lunar exploration! See an infographic showing the moon’s phases! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of moon statistics complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.