Multcolib School Corps Picks The Solar System and Space Grades 4-5
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.
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.
Annotation:A history of America's famed Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expedition left its mark upon the world.
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.
Annotation:This book is a great way to increase any child's understanding of space. The concepts addressed are presented with simple, fun explanations.
Annotation:Explores the International Space Station (ISS), including its construction and the missions required to build it, living and working aboard the ISS, and its importance as the future of the space program
Annotation:Provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the universe with a unique integration of words and pictures. Topics covered include: black holes, galaxies, the solar system, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, stars, quasars and more. Features an accompanying clip-art CD and wall chart.
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.
Annotation:The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.
Annotation:Space and planets are topics of endless fascination to kids and part of every grade-school curriculum. Yet because of the history-making reassignment of Pluto from "planet" to "dwarf planet" on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date. Enter When is a Planet Not a Planet
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.
Annotation:Follow the course of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers Mission. Learn how scientists determined that there was once water on Mars and how they resolved problems with the rovers in order to prolong the mission.
Annotation:Provides an exploration of space from the nearest planets of the solar system to far-off galaxies and examines the tools and techniques of space flight, utilizing contributions from astronauts and experts and NASA photographs.
Annotation:Brainwave and his intrepid pals are your astro-guides to the mind-boggling magnificence of the universe, revealing its spectacular secrets and exploring its deepest, most secret places.
Annotation:Space is crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from gargantuan galaxies to astounding asteroids, all revealed in a fascinating, exciting, totally different way : it's like a science museum, a search engine, and the world's biggest planetarium all rolled into one.
Annotation:Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.
Annotation:Presents an introduction to the solar system, describing the Sun, the eight planets, and its other bodies such as dwarf planets and asteroids, and the history of the study of the solar system.
Annotation:In this inspiring true story, winner of the American Institute of Physics Award, Geoff Marcy's love of space helped him overcome struggles in his studies until finally he became an astronomer.
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A collection of nonfiction books on the Solar System and Space for grades 4 and 5. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .