The Space BookActivities for Experiencing the Universe and the Night Sky
Get ready to blast off on an exciting hands-on space adventureNow kids can take a tour of the cosmos without ever leaving their own backyards. With The Space Book in hand, they can journey to the moon and far beyond, exploring planets and asteroids, and learning about everything from the big bang and the beginning of time to quasars, comets, and other galaxies. Filled with exciting projects and observing activities, this action-packed guide gives kids a chance to investigate the outer reaches of the universe while they have a great time building their own rockets, creating pepper planets, demonstrating the greenhouse effect, and much, much more. All the activities can be done with materials that are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. Marc McCutcheon (South Portland, ME) is a journalist, author, and amateur scientist. He has written for Omni and Science Digest as well as several books, including the bestselling The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts about Your Body.
Introduction. PART I: EXPLORING OUR SOLAR SYSTEM. The Moon. The Sun. The Planets, Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors. PART II: NEXT STOP; OUTER SPACE. Stars. Galaxies, Quasars, and Nebulae. Extrasolar Planets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life. Glossary. Index.
MARC McCUTCHEON is a journalist, author, and amateur scientist. He has written for Omni and Science Digest, and his science books include The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts about Humans and The Beast in You!: Activities and Questions to Explore Evolution.
Explore the far reaches of the universe with these out-of-this-world projects! Grab your space suit and helmet, step into the flight deck, and strap yourself in. You're about to blast off from Earth to take an incredible tour of the Moon, the Sun, and the planets, plus galaxies, nebulae, and other wonders of space. Featuring more than 50 awesome hands-on activities, The Space Book introduces you to the surprises and mysteries that our solar system and outer space have to offer. You'll observe Venus and mars, test your space IQ, find the Big Dipper and the North Star, calculate your weight on Pluto, and learn how to cover up a trillion stars with just one penny! You can even help scientists by searching for extraterrestrials from your home computer. So hold on for the ride of your life, check your seat belt one last time, and get ready for liftoff!
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