90,000 stargazers can't be wrong Our original Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations was such a hit that we're bringing it back in an affordable paperback edition for a new generation From Andromeda to Pegasus, Orion to the Big Dipper, this super informative guide covers it all with dazzling glow-in-the-dark illustrations of the constellations, eight sky maps, and fascinating retellings of the legends behind the constellations. Helpful tips on locating stars in the night sky through every season of the year make this a book the whole family can enjoy together.
- How galaxies like the Milky Way were built.
- Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit.
- Why the earth spins and how gravity works.
- What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets.
- The truth about the man in the moon.
- Why Mars is so hot and what those rings around Saturn are.
- What scientists think about aliens and life in outer space
If you want to build a sky-watching kit or change your room into a small universe, this book will take you on a journey that is out-of-this-world
- Trailblazers in space exploration
- The new space race
- The future of space innovation
Looking at the stars, do you dream of new worlds beyond our own? Would you like to explore distant planets, fly a rocket or try some chocolate quantum physics? Good news, Professor Astro Cat is here to help Packed with amazing experiments, thrilling facts and create-your-own adventures, his Astronaut Space Camp offers a universe of excitement, and is bursting with ideas for a future at the frontiers of space
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.
More than 20 fun and engaging hands-on activities for young readers excited about astronauts, outer space, rockets, space exploration, and astronomy.
A collection of simple hands-on activities for young readers. Activities range from building a simple model to illustrate the vast scope of our solar system to a demonstration of the speed of light. These activities are designed to engage both the readers' hands and minds, which helps them better understand and retain the knowledge gained from the activities.
Part of the Little Leonardo series.
Bart King taught middle school for many years. He's written 28 books, including The Big Book of Girl Stuff, The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Superheroes, The Big Book of Gross Stuff, and Bart's King-Sized Book of Fun. Bart's Gibbs Smith titles have sold more than 830k copies combined. He resides in Portland, Oregon.
Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as previous books in the Little Leonardo series, the BabyLit alphabet book series, and The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. His Gibbs Smith titles have sold over 130,000 copies. Greg resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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
Take an out-of-this-world journey - incredible see-through pages launch you from our solar system into the depths of spaceTake 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.
What exactly goes on at the International Space Station and why does the Earth spin? Just how big is our galaxy and how did the Moon form? From constellations to space shuttles, Space is as endlessly fascinating as the universe itself. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about space missions, colliding galaxies, light years, solar eclipses, the surface of the Sun and much, much more in this exciting title.
Packed with facts and figures, you'll also find out about astronomers, astronauts and scientists and how their incredible jobs have enabled us to learn so much about our Universe.
2020 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Master List
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11's prime mission objective: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return." Four days after take-off, the Lunar Module "Eagle," carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia," and descended to the moon. Armstrong reported back to Houston's Command Center, "The Eagle has landed." America and the world watched in wonder and awe as a new chapter in space exploration opened. Through verse and informational text, author Rhonda Gowler Greene celebrates Apollo 11's historic moon landing.