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Beyond the solar system [electronic resource] : Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; A History with 21 Activities. Mary Kay Carson.

Carson, Mary Kay. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781613745458 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Grade 5 - Grade 7
980L Lexile Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 15154 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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