Moon, 1969. After World War II, tensions were high between the United States and the Soviet Union. Thus began the Cold War, and the battle to be the first to explore space. U.S. and Soviet astronauts were sent on several missions, but on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew won the race. Take a giant step to the moon in this stunning graphic novel. Diagrams, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.
Climb Aboard! Explore how NASA was formed! Meet early astronauts! Examine the Gemini and Apollo programs! Investigate Keck, Keck II, the Hubble Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory! Learn about space shuttles and stations! See an infographic showing the electromagnetic spectrum! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of landmarks in space exploration complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Climb Aboard! Explore how the sun was formed! Investigate spots, flares, and solar wind! Meet early astronomers working to understand the sun! Examine the sun, the moon, Earth, and gravity! Learn about solar observatories! See an infographic showing the sun’s layers! Did You Know? fact boxes and a Guidebook of facts about the sun complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
In this title, examine the life of imaginative space traveler and medical innovator Mae Jemison. Readers will enjoy digging into Jemison's personal story, beginning with her childhood in Chicago where she watched Star Trek and conducted dozens of her own science experiments. Students can trace Jemison's success, from her education at Stanford University and Cornell University to her years volunteering with the Peace Corps, before her acceptance into the NASA space program and flight into space on the Endeavour. Engaging text and photos offer insight on topics such as astronomy, gravity, and biomedical engineering. While a timeline, glossary, and index supplement the text, an entertaining science activity allows readers their own hands-on experience based on the science that inspired this woman's groundbreaking career.