From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly--and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too.
This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.
Fascinating facts about real space machines and our solar system and fun, detailed illustrations of them are accompanied by easy-to-follow directions for creating your own moving machines. With the included pegboard and 40 sturdy, colorful machine pieces, plus plastic nuts and bolts, build:
- Earth and Moon - Turn the Moon around the Earth and watch the Moon spin in its orbit.
- R-7 Rocket - Push the transporter forward to move the rocket into launch position.
- Rocket with swirling smoke - Launch the rocket by pushing it up.
- Satellite - Slide the satellite base up and down to open and close the solar panels.
- Moon Buggy - Spin the back wheel to turn the motor cog and the front wheel.
- Space Shuttle Orbiter - Swing the astronaut out under the Shuttle to launch the Hubble Telescope from the shuttle's payload bay.
- International Space Station - Turn the astronaut to make the Soyuz Spacecraft dock and undock with the station module.
- Station Module - Slide the astronaut back and forth to watch the other astronaut and scientists work in zero gravity.
- Mars Rover - Turn the back wheel to make all the wheels spin. Use the handle to operate the scoop arm.
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Professor Astro Cat is the smartest cat in the alley. He's got a degree in just about every discipline under the sunSpeaking of the sun, he happens to be specialist on that too, and Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space will tell you everything that there could be to know about our star, our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe. The professor's made sure of that; he's a fastidious little feline Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space also explores topics such as gravity, extraterrestrial life, time, and many other fascinating subjects that will take you and your children on a journey to the very frontiers of space
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