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Beyond the Solar System

Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; A History with 21 Activities · For Kids

by Mary Kay Carson

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Tracing the evolution of humankind's pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-on projects to further explore the subjects discussed. Readers will build a three-dimensional representation of the constellation Orion, see how the universe expands using an inflating balloon, and construct a reflecting telescope out of a makeup mirror and a magnifying glass. It also includes small biographies of famous astronomers, a time line of major scientific discoveries, a glossary of technical terms, and dozens of full-color images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Publication Date:
2013
Series:
For Kids

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe PDF eBook 14.7 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 6.8 MB

Mary Kay Carson (Author)

Mary Kay Carson has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children, including The Bat Scientists, Exploring the Solar System, and The Wright Brothers for Kids. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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