Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities (For Kids series #25) (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Children’s Literature Award. How do we know that Mars is covered in rusty dust, that a day on Venus lasts longer than its year, and that Neptune has 13 moons? Human exploration! Exploring the Solar System relates the rich history of space exploration using telescopes, satellites, probes, landers, and human missions. This book has been updated to include the recent discovery of Eris, which, along with Pluto, has been newly classified as a "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union. In addition to history, this book contains 22 hands-on projects to explore the planets and other celestial bodies from right here on earth. Exploring the Solar System also includes biographies of 20 space pioneers, details of specific missions, a time line, and a 20-page Field Guide to the Solar System with detailed scientific data on each of our celestial neighbors and the historic missions to visit them.

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About the Author

Mary Kay Carson is the author of more than 15 nonfiction books for children, including The Underground Railroad for Kids, Weather Projects for Young Scientists, and The Wright Brothers for Kids.

Praise For…

"A real science book that should interest children in the solar system."  —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Well-written history of space exploration."  —Seattle Times

"Great to look at . . . The text is packed with detailed information."  —Home Education Magazine

"A refreshing approach."  —Science Books & Films

"Truly creates a mental time line and makes the reader want to continue the saga."  —SB&F

"An absolute treat."  —Bradentown Herald

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556527159
ISBN-10: 1556527152
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: For Kids series