Astronauts and cosmonauts were the heroes of a 20th Century battle without weapons—the race for global dominance in space. The Space Race explores how the quest to put “a man on the moon” fueled fast-paced scientific research and kept the world occupied with more peaceful pursuits at a time when the world seemed to be on the edge of nuclear annihilation. Readers will learn how to examine primary and secondary source materials, which reveal the political and scientific implications of the space programs in the United States and the former Soviet Union.
Humans are pushing farther into space with the ingenious and ambitious innovations of space entrepreneurs. This engaging title describes the new ways entrepreneurs are using science and technology to take us beyond Earth—from satellite technology and imaging to new rockets and other ventures in space exploration. Detailed case studies of successful entrepreneurs and a hands-on project help readers understand the principles of entrepreneurship.
Astronomers look up into the sky and yearn to understand the universe. They ask questions about the distant stars and galaxies and wonder what lies beyond them. This title aims to create meaningful connections between the scientific concepts readers learn in the classroom and how they are applied in the real world by astronomers searching for answers.
Take a trip to tomorrow! With so many countries and private companies now heading into space, exploration will go farther than we ever dreamed possible. This adventurous book looks at current tools for space exploration and where future innovations in technology might be able to take us. Amazing artwork illustrates the scientific possibilities of sending human crews beyond the Moon, drilling on Europa, sending a nano-probe to TRAPPIST-1, and probing the dark reaches beyond Neptune.
How adventurous are you? This exciting book takes us beyond our comfort zone and examines what it might be like to live a lifetime in space. This forward-looking book takes readers from current technology to what innovations in technology are being pursued to support living for years beyond Earth. Amazing artwork illustrates the scientific possibilities of living on the Moon, Mars, or Venus, transportation systems for "sleeper" passengers, rotating megastructures to simulate gravity, and even modifying humans to suit space environments.
Can't find a job on Earth? This inspiring book looks at the possibilities of industry and commerce in space. Amazing artwork illustrates the scientific possibilities of mining asteroids and moons, setting up factories in space, designing new products for zero gravity, and even starring in your own reality show in space!
Want a vacation in space but don't have a million dollars to spare? With space tourism now a reality, this awesome book looks at the possibilities of more affordable flights for tourists to space in the not-too-distant future. Amazing artwork illustrates the scientific possibilities of which planets we could visit, the construction of spaceports and expandable hotels, and traveling by space elevator .
Introduces readers to careers in space exploration by exploring and connecting the opportunities to the study of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Gives an overview of various jobs related to space exploration and points out how each position relates to STEAM subjects.
Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s 53 moons, is the largest moon in the solar system. It is even larger than the planet Mercury! Moons are found throughout the solar system and beyond, circling planets and asteroids. In this book, reluctant readers will find the answers to how moons form, where they are found, and so much more!
In 2014, exoplanet Kepler-186f was found in the habitable zone of its system’s star. It is just one of 40 discovered exoplanets providing information about the potential for life outside Earth. From masses of rock to gas and ice giants, planets can tell us a lot about the rest of the universe. This title takes readers through the beginnings of these celestial bodies, why we study them, and much more!
The Sun’s outermost layer, the corona, is only visible to the naked eye during a total solar eclipse! This important star impacts our daily lives, from providing the necessities of life to affecting our means of communication. Studying the Sun provides information about the galaxy and beyond. This title is one shining star young readers will not want to put down!
Are we alone in the universe? Those that believe in alien abductions think they know the answer. This title explores the mysteries of alien abductions and the tools and technology behind researching them to debate the question of whether aliens have ever visited Earth.
About 120,000 pounds of space dust falls to Earth every day. All of this dust comes from asteroids! Asteroids are chunks of rock and metal that orbit around the sun, but some venture near Earth from outside the solar system. Through detailed photos and fact-filled graphics, this title introduces readers to the phenomenon of asteroids.
What has a nucleus, coma, and two tails? Why, a comet, of course! The wonder and mystery of comets has excited humans for centuries, and they continue to provide valuable information about the solar system and the creation of the galaxy. This title will introduce striving readers to comets with thought-provoking information, fascinating facts, and engaging images.
On the darkest of nights, the white sparkle spanning the sky provides a glimpse at the far reaches of the Milky Way galaxy. But there are trillions more just in the observable universe! This title allows readers to explore these collections of stars, planets, and space debris that span across light-years of space.
Learn how to create algebraic equations while traveling through our solar system! Introduce students to variables, expressions, and equations in this exciting Spanish-translated e-book about the night skies. This e-book challenges students to learn more advanced mathematical and STEM skills, using exciting astronomy examples to keep readers engaged. In this digital resource, readers will practice familiar mathematical skills, like addition and subtraction, in a new way by forming equations! With eye-catching photos, easy-to-read text, and clear practice problems, this title makes mathematical concepts that could be seen as intimidating seem simple and fun instead!
Amidst more than 200 billion stars in a galaxy measuring 100,000 light years across, life has been discovered only in one place in the Milky Way: planet Earth. Yet the Milky Way is only one of many galaxies in the vast universe. While extraterrestrial life remains a mystery, explore discoveries about the stars and galaxies we see in the night sky with this engaging science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will launch into learning about types of galaxies, Earth’s place in the universe, properties of the Milky Way, astronomical tools, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams, a timeline of major space science discoveries from 1610 to 2010, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
Stars light up the sky on a clear night. They may look the same from Earth, but they come in many sizes and colors. From the balanced forces of nuclear fusion and gravity keeping a star stable to their potentially violent “deaths,” explore why these huge balls of burning gas have captivated ancient and modern astronomers alike in this dynamic science e-book. Fifth-grade readers will launch into learning about the composition and classification of stars, the “life cycle” of these nonliving luminaries, galaxies, our solar system, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams, including a Venn diagram of the three types of galaxies, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
Just how big is Earth compared to our solar system, the Milky Way, or even the universe? Although Earth is home to many different species and it seems huge to us, it is very small in comparison to our solar system and the universe. Discover what scientists have uncovered so far about Earth, our solar system, and the universe in this engaging e-book. High-interest text and vibrant images and photographs fill the pages of this e-book to keep students engaged while learning about space. A “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that supports STEM instruction is included at the end of the e-book for students to use what they learned in the text and apply that knowledge to the activity. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.
Learn how to create algebraic equations while traveling through our solar system! Introduce students to variables, expressions, and equations in this exciting title about the night skies. This book challenges students to learn more advanced mathematical and STEM skills, using exciting astronomy examples to keep readers engaged. Readers will practice familiar mathematical skills, like addition and subtraction, in a new way by forming equations! With eye-catching photos, easy-to-read text, and clear practice problems, this title makes mathematical concepts that could be seen as intimidating seem simple and fun instead!
Come along and explore the wonders of our solar system in this exciting title! Featuring a variety of stunning, vivid photos, helpful charts and graphs, and easy-to-read text, this book will have readers engaged from beginning to end as they learn about the sun, the eight planets in our solar system, the Milky Way Galaxy, constellations, dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets! An accessible glossary and index gives readers the tools they need while the featured lab activity provides a stimulating hands-on approach to science!
From Nicholas Copernicus to Isaac Newton, people have wondered about and studied astronomy for many years! Through vibrant images, easy-to-read text, and a hands-on lab activity, readers will be captivated as they learn about astronomers such as Galileo Galilei, Carl Sagan, and Henrietta Swan Leavitt and how their work made impacts on the field of astronomy. With a glossary and index readily available, readers will be sure to have the tools they need to better understand the content.
Come explore the wonders of space in this intriguing title that uses numerous vivid images, fascinating facts, and easy-to-read text to both delight and engage readers! From satellites to space food, observatories to Sputnik, readers will learn all about space and the various ways people have explored and learned about astronomy for years! A creative hands-on lab activity is featured to encourage children to explore astronomy even further!
Telescopes and high-tech equipment help astronomers explore deep space. This captivating title introduces readers to some of the most notable scientists who helped develop technology that allows for space exploration, such as Galileo Galilei, Edwin Hubble, Annie Cannon, George Ellery Hale, Lyman Spitzer, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. The vibrant, stunning images and easy-to-read text will have readers engaged and eager to learn more about such topics as interstellar matter, pulsars, neutron stars, white dwarfs, and astrophysics! Readers are encouraged to explore astronomy even further with the featured lab activity!
Each Flash Points: Liftoff! eShort is a single chapter from the full Flash Points: Liftoff! title, packaged as a mini eBook. Flash Points: Liftoff! eShorts include Sputnik, Apollo 11, Challenger, and Spirit & Opportunity.