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Multcolib School Corps Picks Astronomy Grades 4-5

Exploring Exoplanets
Exploring Exoplanets By Kops, Deborah (eBook - 2011 ) OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:An introduction to the planets that explores how scientists study the planets, what they have learned about planets in other solar systems, how they might have formed, and other related topics.

Space Encyclopedia
Space Encyclopedia A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond By Aguilar, David A. (Book - 2013 ) j 523.1 A2832s 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A tour of outer space explores the solar system as well as stars, galaxies, and the birth of planets, and speculates on whether other intelligent beings exist in the universe.

Beyond the Solar System
Beyond the Solar System Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More : A History With 21 Activities By Carson, Mary Kay (eBook - 2013 ) OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Tracing the evolution of humankind's pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-on projects to further explore the subjects discussed. Readers will build a three-dimensional representation of the constellation Orion.

The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book
The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book Blast Into Outer Space With Stellar Facts, Intergalactic Trivia, and Out-of-this-world Puzzles By Wagner, Kathi (eBook - 2008 ) OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Explores the field of astronomy, including how galaxies like the Milky Way were built, why the Earth spins and how gravity works, what comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets, the truth about the man in the moon, why mars is so how and what those rings around Saturn are, and what scientists think about aliens and life in outer space. Includes activities.

11 Planets
11 Planets A New View of the Solar System By Aguilar, David A. (Book - 2008 ) j 523.4 A2832e 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Author David Aguilar uses brilliant photo-realistic illustration and fascinating up-to-date facts straight from the latest astronomy news to bring you a comprehensive look at our solar system as you've never seen it before.

Space Revealed
Space Revealed By Barnett, Alex (Book - 2004 ) j 520 B261s 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Contains a survey of space, illustrated with photography of planets, astronomical discoveries, and both human and robotic space explorations. Transparent acetate spreads reveal details not normally visible to the naked eye.

Far-out Guide to Asteroids and Comets
Far-out Guide to Asteroids and Comets By Carson, Mary Kay (Book - 2011 ) j 523.44 C3215f 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents information about asteroids and comets, including fast facts, history, and technology used to study them.

Don't Know Much About Space
Don't Know Much About Space By Davis, Kenneth C. (Book - 2001 ) j 520 D262d 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:You'll uncover amazing facts about the planets and stars, read how people were once convinced that Earth was the center of the universe, and discover how the experience of moonwalking astronauts may someday lead us to become pioneers on other planets.

A Black Hole Is Not A Hole
A Black Hole Is Not A Hole By DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami (Book - 2012 ) j 523.8875 D298b 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.

Space
Space By Dyer, Alan (Book - 2007 ) j 520 D996s 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:With state-of-the-art illustrations that reveal the anatomy of a supernova; provide a glimpse of the inner workings of a comet; and probe the surface terrain of Mars, Space is a young explorer's guide to every aspect of the universe.

Mysteries of the Universe
Mysteries of the Universe How Astronomers Explore Space By Einspruch, Andrew (Book - 2006 ) j 919.9 E35m 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:How space travel has developed from stargazing, through telescopes and satellites, to space stations...and where it will lead us next.

Amazing Space Q & A
Amazing Space Q & A By Goldsmith, Mike (Book - 2011 ) j 520 G6242a 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the universe, from cosmic dust to supergiant stars, offering readers a basic knowledge about space and the mysteries that can be found there.

Solar System
Solar System By Goldsmith, Mike (Book - 2010 ) j 523.2 G624sd 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents facts about the sun and planets of the solar system, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.

Our Galaxy and the Universe
Our Galaxy and the Universe By Graun, Ken (Book - 2002 ) j 520 G774o 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces youngsters to the wonders of astronomy by exploring the universe and our own Milky Way Galaxy.

Earth
Earth By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2008 ) j 525 L253e 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Planet Earth/home sweet home -- All about earth -- Inside earth -- Space missions

The Sun
The Sun By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2008 ) j 523.7 L253s 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Inside, You'll Find: Facts about the largest object in our solar system; Time lines, drawings, photos-and explanations of solar flares, sunspots, and more; Surprising, True facts that will shock and amaze you!

Astronomy
Astronomy By Lippincott, Kristen (Book Plus CD - 2008 ) j 520 L765ar 2008 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors By Miller, Ron (Book - 2006 ) j 523.5 M649a 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Chronicles the formation of the solar system, particularly how asteroids, comets, and meteors were formed, and relates how astronomers learn about the existence and characteristics of these bodies.

Extrasolar Planets
Extrasolar Planets By Miller, Ron (Book - 2002 ) j 523 M649e 2002

Annotation:Chronicles the discoveries of all the planets within our solar system, as well as planets beyond our system.

The Jumbo Book of Space
The Jumbo Book of Space By Nicolson, Cynthia Pratt (Book - 2007 ) j 520 N6525j 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:For thousands of years, people have looked up and wondered about the mysteries of space. Why does the sun shine? How big is our solar system? Where do comets come from? How far away are the stars? This Jumbo Book answers these and many other questions to reveal the secrets of the universe.

Out-of-this-world Astronomy
Out-of-this-world Astronomy 50 Amazing Activities & Projects By Rhatigan, Joe (Book - 2003 ) j 520 R468o 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces "the study of stuff in space," providing statistics, quizzes, activities, and experiments about the stars and planets.

Constellations
Constellations The Stars and Stories By Sasaki, Chris (Book - 2002 ) j 523.8 S252c 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:The sky is a clear, glittering site where constellations (88 of them) form "provinces." It's not always easy to find the different groups, but this illustrated guidebook will lead you through the stars and make gazing at them a more meaningful experience.

Scholastic Atlas of Space
Scholastic Atlas of Space (Book - 2004 ) j 520 S3682 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:The SCHOLASTIC ATLAS OF SPACE illuminates the mysteries of the universe by providing children with a wealth of information about the structure of the universe, astral bodies, space travel, and more.

Mars and the Search for Life
Mars and the Search for Life By Scott, Elaine (Book - 2008 ) j 576.839 S425m 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Despite the fondest desires of science fiction fans, everyone knows Mars isn't inhabited by little green men. In fact, Mars is a desolate, hostile world, with unbearably cold temperatures, no atmosphere to speak of, and violent dust storms. But could there ever have been life there, in some form?

Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time
Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time What the Hubble Telescope Saw By Scott, Elaine (Book - 2011 ) j 522.2919 S4258s 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Have you ever wished you could travel back in time? Or visit a galaxy light-years away? Or see a star being born? The Hubble telescope has allowed scientists to do just that.

Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets
Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets By Sherman, Josepha (Book - 2010 ) j 523.44 S5534a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes asteroids, meteors, and comets, including their histories, their compositions, and their roles in the solar system

Destination: Space
Destination: Space By Simon, Seymour (Book - 2006 ) j 520 S596d 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Now, with the aid of the venerable Smithsonian Institution, acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon explores the vastness of the solar system, our galaxy, and beyond in a brand-new edition of his popular book.

The Universe
The Universe By Simon, Seymour (Book - 2006 ) j 523.1 S596u 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Imagine the biggest thing you can think of -- now imagine something bigger that hasn't even stopped growing. That is the universe.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration By Stott, Carole (Book Plus CD - 2010 ) j 629.4 S888s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book
The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book Blast Into Outer Space With Stellar Facts, Intergalactic Trivia, and Out-of-this-world Puzzles By Wagner, Kathi (Book - 2008 ) j 520 W133e 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the field of astronomy, including how galaxies like the Milky Way were built, why the Earth spins and how gravity works, what comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets, the truth about the man in the moon, why mars is so how and what those rings around Saturn are, and what scientists think about aliens and life in outer space. Includes activities.

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A collection of non-fiction materials about Astronomy for students in grades 4 and 5.


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