Solar System: Out Of This World with Science Activities for Kids (Build It Yourself)
Engaging text and hands-on projects make this solar system reference an exciting way for children to learn about the Milky Way. Read about ancient astronomers and the origins of space discovery, and take a thorough look at each of the planets and their characteristics. Discover comets and meteors, moons, the early engineering of telescopes, and modern space travel. Along the way, complete activities like creating an edible model of tectonic plates, demonstrating the concept of solar wind, creating a Galileo telescope and more! Please note: a section of this book discusses the Big Bang Theory. Includes a timeline, glossary, resource links and index. 120 pages, sb.
This kid-friendly handbook investigates the solar system's inner workings, the tools used to gain information, and an array of astronomical phenomena. Through a time line of discoveries and important events, a comprehensive text, and numerous projects readers can build from household items, this resource provides up-to-date information about the realm beyond planet Earth. Starting with a discussion of the basic componentsthe sun, the planets, their moons and rings, meteors, asteroids, and cometsthis handbook considers topics ranging from the demotion of Pluto to a space object to the greenhouse effect on Venus and the astronomical unit. Along with this exploration of the historical, contemporary, and future toolssuch as the rockets and satellites used to gather dataand galaxies, nebulae, and pulsars found outside of the solar system, are instructions for creating a rubber-band powered Mars rover, using dry ice to simulate the tail of a comet, and models of various phenomena. A resources section provides references for additional information and projects about astronomy and the solar system.
Have you ever thought about the history of robotics, how we collect big data, or how cities were developed? This series explores the answer to those questions and many more by presenting the history behind these topics and how it has evolved into our modern-day era. Chapters begin with an essential question to think about as students read the information presented in an engaging and understandable format. The timeline, pictures, and “Did You Know?” facts also keep the reader’s attention. Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions in the sidebars. Several projects are included at the end of each chapter. All the books (not including Cities) are in color and include primary sources you can access by scanning QR codes with a smartphone or tablet. Read the whole series as a science unit, or pick and choose the books that pique your interest. Students can keep a journal of their activities in a separate notebook. ~ Gina