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There are endless facts to learn about space, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how the universe works? It expands and changes thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding it. It's time to discover how stars are born, how black holes are made and how the Sun shines. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the universe - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page! TOPICS: Space is big! How to look into space How space rockets work How to get into orbit How to land on a planet How planets are made How comets make tails How a star is born How to make the sun shine How a star dies How to make a black hole How to make a galaxy How to make a universe The Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up. Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series: Life on Earth Machines and Motors Our Planet Today's Technology Your Body
Join best friends Monty and Sylvester on a mission to deepest darkest space in this brilliantly funny picture book!
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... Blast off! Monty and Sylvester have been in training (for at least 20 minutes) for a very BIG challenge: the first mouse and bear mission to outer space! Will they discover a new planet? Will they encounter alien life? Or will this be one small step too far for the intrepid duo?
A laugh-out-loud tale about friendship, imagination . . . and moon cheese.
Meet Belka and Strelka, the two dogs who changed the face of space history and became international celebrities in the process!
In 1960, two stray dogs were plucked from the streets of Moscow to become space pioneers.
Dogs in Space tells the incredible true story of these heroic strays. Selected from a number of potential canine cosmonauts, Belka and Strelka are put through their paces on the ground, as they practice rocket simulations and wearing spacesuits, before being launched into outer space as the first ever living creatures to successfully orbit the Earth. Miraculously, the dogs survive the mission and upon their return embark on a tour of the USSR, clad in their carefully tailored jumpsuits - one red, one green - becoming international celebrities in the process.
In 1961, Khrushchev sends one of Strelka's puppies, Pushinka, to the White House as a gift to President Kennedy and his family. Belka and Strelka's most enduring legacy, however, is the role they played in advancing manned space flight - less than a year after their safe return to Earth, the Russian space programme felt confident enough to send a human into space.
Find out about comets and asteroids and where they come from. Discover the difference between a meteor and a meteorite, and learn why shooting stars are not really stars at all. Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Earth; The Moon; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets and The Sun
This brilliantly bonkers book takes a sideways look at all that is wild, wonderful and downright weird about space, including the topics of astronauts, space machines and the moon. Find out how astronauts survive living on a space station, which space probes have travelled out of the solar system and how the moon moves oceans on Earth.
If you have a mission, a dream to explore, but no one like you has achieved it before... Meet Dr. Ellen Ochoa-a determined space pioneer with a stellar symphony of talents. Growing up in a family of immigrants, Ellen dreamed of becoming a professional flutist, but all of that changed when she discovered engineering in college. Though she was told that field of study wasn't for girls, the bright young scientist refused to give up-ultimately becoming a NASA astronaut who shattered barriers and rocketed to success! The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the fourth book in a riveting educational series about the inspiring lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Dr. Ochoa herself!
Jump aboard the fastest ship in the Star Wars galaxy with this amazing book and model to make of the Millennium Falcon! Join Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca for an adventure in this book filled with fun facts, character profiles, ship schematics and story moments from across the entire Star Wars saga. Press out the pieces to build the Millennium Falcon - with no glue required! When fully built this model is approximately 30x30cm and has moveable cannons and radar dish. Removable panels allow you to look inside to find out more about this famous freighter. Have you collected all the titles in the Star Wars Construction Books series: Star Wars: Battle Stations - Activity Book and Model Star Wars Empire Tin Star Wars Rebellion Tin Star Wars: Smuggler's Starship - Activity Book and Model
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.
Get ready to blast off into space to explore planets, stars, and beyond! This fun book will pull you in like gravity, full of fun facts, reports from explorers, maps and infographics, and more than 100 pictures. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut. Travel to the world's greatest observatories. Learn what starts are, how they are born, and how they die. Search for life beyond our planet Earth. Uncover mysteries that are truly out of this world. Then test your space smarts to see how much you have learned. Everything? That's no surprise. Now you are an expert on space!
This humorous twist on the popular Q & A format takes a sideways look at all that is intriguing and fascinating about astronauts. Quirkily illustrated characters and playful text reveal the amazing answers. Find out who does the housework on the ISS, why spacesuits have gold visors, and how long space sickness lasts.
Find out how Earth's Moon formed and what it is made from. Discover how the Moon changes, what happens during an eclipse, and how spacecraft and astronauts have explored the Moon. Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; Earth; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets and The Sun
NASA's dazzling images from deep space are featured in this eye-popping matching game, which will hone memory and build astronomical knowledge. Marvel at Saturn's rings, Jupiter's storms, the Hubble Space Telescope, spectacular nebulae, and more. Just remember where you spotted a planet, comet, or galaxy to win! Space fans will want to launch into this game again and again!
Culled from the legendary NASA archive, awe-inspiring images of deep space are on display in this set of flash cards featuring all eight planets, spacecraft, nebulae, and more. The sturdy cards are perfect for small hands and ideal for decorating a room or desk with the many wonders of space!
Young stargazers can build their own spectacular solar system with this press-out model book, and explore the wonders of space. Featuring the sun and the 8 planets of the solar system, each piece slots together with no cutting or gluing required. Perfect for hands-on learning, this full-colour board book also features incredible facts on each page, so that children can learn as they build. By following astronauts Logan and Layla as they journey through space, readers can discover why the sun glows, why Venus is super-hot, and which planets are gas giants! When the model components are removed, even more information and beautiful illustrations are revealed. This means that when the mobile is complete, the book remains a wonderful reference guide with unique and memorable facts about our solar system. This book supports the key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) curriculum and is great for home learning. Perfect for children aged 4+.
Journey into Space takes readers beyond Earth and into the depths of our solar system. Take a closer look at the planets that make up the Milky Way, explore ice giants and dwarf planets, find out about the asteroid near-misses, delve into black holes and see if there is life elsewhere in the Universe. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Journey into Space brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design. Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
Learn all about spacecraft, from the first space capsules to space planes and space shuttles. Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.
Through infographics and illustrations readers will learn about the unfathomably huge and fascinating topic of solar systems. Explore the galaxy that surrounds our planet through astounding numbers, facts, and figures. With Steve Jenkins's signature art style, his By the Numbers reader series explores the most fascinating fields of nature and natural science. These readers are fact-packed and run the gamut from dinosaurs to dwarf planets, detailing the astonishing phenomena that make our universe such an incredible place to live and learn. Each title uses engaging graphics and visual literacy to convey scientific facts and concepts, making them accessible for all kinds of new readers.
Find out about rockets, planets, and astronauts with this space sticker activity book! Use dozens of space stickers to create your own scene, match the stickers to the background, and hunt for the correct stickers to fill the spaces. Space Ultimate Sticker Book is packed with facts, fun, and space information that children will love to discover and come back to time and time again. Enjoy hours of sticker fun and take the special quiz once you've found all the answers in the book. This is the perfect activity book to keep 4-7 year olds entertained for hours on end.
What are stars made of? Why is the ocean blue? How are rainbows created? Whether you live in the country or the city, nature is still all around you, so what are we waiting for? It's time to jump off the couch and discover the world that awaits you on your doorstep. Learn about the formation of the Earth, how the weather works, and what causes volcanoes and earthquakes with this comprehensive book, created in collaboration with a team of experts. Suggestions for activities and many illustrations to help the whole family get started, leave the house, and go out to discover - or simply admire - the amazing world that exists outside.
Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could go to the Moon? The idea of exploring space started with fiction and science-fiction written by authors like Jules Verne and H G Wells. Little did they know that space travel would become a reality! It'll Never Work: Rockets and Space Travel explores the history of space travel and spaceships, the successes and failures that have led to the very recent Pluto flyby by the New Horizons spacecraft.
Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
Travel far and beyond! How is a star born? What's the weather forecast for the giant planet Jupiter? And how do you prepare for a flight to the moon? In this book, you'll visit all the planets of our solar system, from Mercury to Neptune. You'll learn all about the earth and find out more about the sun, the stars and the moon. Travel along to the farthest corners of space! An informative book full of fun facts and extraordinary stories about stars and planets, with beautiful pictures and playful drawings. For children ages 5 and up.
This series explores the four key elements of our Solar System: The Sun, The Moon, The Planets and The Stars. With each title including fascinating facts and photographic images, young readers will enjoy what lies in the darkness beyond.
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