Sky Gazing: A Kid's Guide to the Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars, Eclipses, and Constellations
A very well-written book that covers a number of different topics. The author does a great job of explaining the concepts in this book, making it very easy for the reader to understand the new information. With helpful illustrations and pictures included, this is a very good read that students will enjoy. Take a journey through our solar system, around our galaxy, and into deep space, and experience the excitement of scientific discovery. Presents the world as being millions of years old. Has a glow-in-the-dark hardcover. Includes 131 pages. ~Amber
The sun, moon, stars, and planets have been a source of wonder for as long as humans have lived on earth.
In this highly visual guide to observing the sky with the naked eye, kids aged 9–14 will delve into the science behind what they see. This captivating book offers a tour of our solar system and deep space, explaining how objects like Earth’s moon were formed and introducing the “why” behind phenomena such as eclipses, northern lights, and meteor showers. Sky gazers will learn how to find and observe planets — no binoculars or telescopes required — and star charts will show them how to spot constellations through the seasons and in both hemispheres.
Activities include tracking the cycles of the sun and moon and observing the sky during daylight hours or on a cloudy night. Includes profiles of professional astronomers and sidebars on space technology and current issues, such as light pollution.