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Janice Vancleave's Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work
Janice Vancleave's Astronomy for Every Kid
101 Easy Experiments That Really Work
Paperback      ISBN: 0471535737

Why do planets spin? How hot is the Sun? What keeps the Moon in orbit around the Earth? What are Saturn's rings made of? What's a black hole in space? Now you can discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about basic astronomy. In Astronomy for Every Kid you'll learn about the constellations using a shoe box planetarium. You'll chart the movement of the stars with nothing but a string, a marker, and a nail. And you'll use a toy magnet to simulate the Earth's protective force field. Each of the 101 experiments is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home. Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave:
Biology for Every Kid
Chemistry for Every Kid
Dinosaurs for Every Kid
Earth Science for Every Kid
Geography for Every Kid
Geometry for Every Kid
The Human Body for Every Kid
Math for Every Kid
Physics for Every Kid

Destination: Space
Destination
Space
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847808409

Hop on board the space shuttle and get ready for the ride of your life as you explore deep space with your five fellow space cadets. This journey of discovery takes you through our local solar system and beyond, to galaxies far and wide. With every encounter, learn more about the science behind the stars, planets, meteors and comets in our sky, and the history of our universe.

Night Sky Atlas: The Universe Mapped, Explored, and Revealed
Night Sky Atlas
The Universe Mapped, Explored, and Revealed
by DK
Hardcover      ISBN: 0756628393

Take an out-of-this-world journey - incredible see-through pages launch you from our solar system into the depths of space

Take an unforgettable journey through the Universe as you explore the night sky

Do you know how our Moon affects the Earth's tides? Or that the best time of year to spot Orion is in January? Prepare yourself for an amazing journey across the night sky.

Follow a comet and discover the life cycle of a star. Pinpoint stars and constellations wherever you are in the world.
If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon
If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon
School & Library      ISBN: 1454929707
If you had your birthday party on the moon, what would it be like? Blast off to an extraterrestrial celebration and find out This cool picture book combines fun and facts to help kids learn all about outer space.

Have your birthday party on the moon and everyone will come After all, who wouldn't want to ride in a rocket and celebrate for a day that lasts as long as a month on Earth? Then, young partygoers could romp in a low-gravity playground; watch candles and balloons behave weirdly in the Moon's atmosphere; and see why the "moon angels" they make in the thick carpet of lunar dust will last for thousands of years. With each discovery, kids learn the science behind the surprise, explained in terms they'll understand. Complete with sidebars and a glossary, this entertaining adventure is perfect for sharing at home and at school.
Awesome Astronomy
Awesome Astronomy
Paperback      ISBN: 1682970248

Science Crackers is a great series for all budding scientists wanting to understand the world. With a back-to-basics approach to the core topics, these books investigate science in a clear and concise way. Simple, practical activities will help children understand how science is relevant to their everyday lives.

The Speed of Starlight: An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space
The Speed of Starlight
An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space
Hardcover      ISBN: 1536208558
A contemporary exploration of physics, light, and sound told through stunning graphic artwork.

Designed to present physics in a totally new way, this book explores the topics of physics, light, and sound alongside incredible artwork from Ximo Abad a. Visualize sonar sound, discover the speed of light, and understand basic quantum physics with easy-to-understand, engaging text by acclaimed science writer Colin Stuart. Impressive design meets exciting content in this title that will truly captivate and inspire.
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Space Atlas
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Space Atlas
Paperback      ISBN: 1426328028

Blast into space to explore our solar system and beyond. This out-of-this-world atlas takes readers through maps of the solar system, the Milky Way, and deep space, giving them a close look at and locations of planets, supernovas, and other universes. Sky maps will help kids spot these objects in the night sky and maps of planets and our solar system give the kind of incredible detail that National Geographic is known for. It's the perfect book for space fans and budding astronauts.

Moon! Earth's Best Friend
Moon! Earth's Best Friend
School & Library      ISBN: 1250199344

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon--told from the perspective of the moon itself.

Meet Moon She's more than just a rock--she's Earth's rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her friend (literally: she's always facing Earth with the same side ). These two will stick together forever. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Moon in this next celestial "autobiography" in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by Stevie Lewis, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth My First 4.54 Billion Years and Sun One in a Billion.

Little Learning Labs: Astronomy for Kids, Abridged Paperback Edition: 26 Family-Friendly Activities about Stars, Planets, and Observing the World Arou
Little Learning Labs: Astronomy for Kids, Abridged Paperback Edition
26 Family-Friendly Activities about Stars, Planets, and Observing the World Arou
Paperback      ISBN: 1631595601
Little Learning Labs: Astronomy for Kids teaches children the wonders of outer space with 26 hands-on activities that can be done at home with items found around the house.

It's not easy to explain and understand what lies beyond the night sky. This curated collection of 26 projects from the best-selling Astronomy Lab for Kids introduces children to the basics of outer space through 26 hands-on labs that can be completed with everyday items from around your house. It's the perfect resource for teachers, homeschool families, and community groups.

Mini astronomers will learn about things such as the size and scale of planets using sandwich cookies and tennis balls, how to measure the speed of light with a flat candy bar and a microwave, how to make a simple telescope with magnifying glasses, and so much more. Kids of all ages and experience levels will love completing these hands-on labs with the guidance of adults.

Why wait to introduce children to the expansive wonder of the skies, when Little Learning Labs: Astronomy Lab for Kids can put it within their reach today?

The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, geology, math, and even bugs--all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs.
Starfinder: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Night Sky
Starfinder
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Night Sky
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465414533
Now with removable planisphere

Starfinder lays out the universe clearly, highlighting the signposts in the sky and explaining the cosmology of the stars. Discover the wonders of the night sky with up-to-date information about the universe, including monthly charts to both the northern and southern hemisphere, and a section on observing the Moon, planets, and other bodies of the solar system.