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Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.
This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.
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!
Head outside and look up. What do you see? At night you might see stars, the moon, the Milky Way, and planets! During the day all these things will still be there, but they'll be hidden by the bright light of the sun. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and what's beyond the nebulous boundaries of space. In Astronomy: Cool Women in Space, young readers will be inspired by stories of women who have made great strides in a field that takes courage, persistence, and creativity to pursue. Most people have heard of Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, but have you heard of Maria Mitchell or Caroline Herschel? For many decades, female astronomers have been defining the field by making discoveries that changed the human relationship with space. Astronomy: Cool Women in Space will introduce young readers to three women who are bringing the science of astronomy forward and inspiring the next generation of astronomers. The primary sources, essentials questions, and knowledge connections within Astronomy: Cool Women in Space encourage both boys and girls to explore our celestial world while being inspired to ask what role they might play in the next discovery.
Meet four amazing women - astronauts, scientists and mathematicians - who helped make space travel a reality. Illustrated with photography from the new LEGOŽ Ideas Women of NASA set, this book for children learning to read is a fun way to discover the achievements of some of space travel's greatest pioneers.
Read about Mae Jemison, the first African American women to travel in space. Find out how Sally Ride inspired future scientists after her career as an astronaut. Discover how Margaret Hamilton created computer software for the Apollo mission, and see the stars with Nancy Grace Roman through the giant Hubble Telescope. Learn about NASA, and explore what life is like aboard the Endeavour Space Shuttle!
Presented with fun images, simple vocabulary and lots of word repetition to engage young readers and help them build their literary skills, DK Reader LEGO Women of NASA reading book celebrates achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
First, Pluto left. Then it came back, along with Ceres and Eris...and now Haumea and MakeMake, too The recent actions of the International Astronomical Union have put every solar system book out of date. In response, National Geographic joins forces with David Aguilar of the Harvard Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory to revise our 2008 book--and to update young readers on the high-interest topic of space. Using simple text and spectacular photorealistic computer art by the author, this book profiles all 13 planets in their newly created categories--plus the sun, the Oort Cloud, comets, and other worlds being discovered. Back-of-the-book activities offer hands-on fun for budding astronomers.
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.
This quirky and delightful picture book 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. As for their legacy, less than a year after their safe return the Soviet space programme felt confident enough to send the first human into space.
100 Facts Astronomy is bursting with exactly 100 awesome facts, mind-blowing images and loads of great activities to help children aged 6-10 years learn everything they need to know about studying the Universe. - Exciting, clear images of space objects to amaze kids. - Fact files for each planet in the Solar System. - Activities to help your child spot star patterns in the night sky. Synopsis - Product details 100 Facts Astronomy includes key topics about the study and skill of astronomy in interesting numbered facts. Concise information is accompanied by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for children. This title is a perfect introduction to astronomy books for kids aged 6-10 years. Topics covered 100 Facts Astronomy: - All the planets in the Solar System and their appearance. - The vastness of our Universe and families of stars within billions of galaxies. - Using a telescope and the first discoveries when observing space. 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - Earth is speeding round the Sun at 29.8 kilometres per second - more than 100,000 kilometres an hour. That's about 100 times faster than a jet airliner! - According to legend, Isaac Newton began to think about gravity when he saw an apple fall from a tree, and wondered why the apple fell to the ground instead of floating up. - The Liverpool telescope on the island of La Palma in the Atlantic Ocean is able to automatically observe a list of objects sent to it via the Internet. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive: - Make a sundial using a short stick, modelling clay, card and a pencil. - Quiz question: When was Hailey's Comet last seen? - Draw an eclipse with drawing pins, paper, card and string.
Professor Astro Cat is the smartest cat in the alley. He's got a degree in just about every discipline under the sun! Speaking 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!
In this series, you get behind the wheel of vehicles that rule! Discover just what machines can do, and take a look at what makes them work. Machines Rule: Space takes a close look at all the exciting machines that make space travel possible, from satellites to space suits.
Perfect for kids who have started to read but still need some help, this Level 2 DK Reader explores the fascinating world of an astronaut and what it is like to live in space. With longer sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes with fun facts, and a simple index, this book shows young readers what it's like to hold down a job in zero gravity.
They re round and orbit the Sun. But they re not planets. What makes a dwarf planet different? Get up-close to the five dwarf planets that call our solar system home."
Discover all about the machines used in space with this interactive guide, which includes everything you will need and full, step-by-step instructions to build nine different space machines with working parts. With a pegboard and 50 sturdy, colourful machine pieces plus plastic nuts and bolts, this is the perfect, hands-on introduction to budding engineers and fans of space everywhere. Kit includes: 24-page paperback book, pegboard and sturdy card pieces, plastic nuts and bolts.
Children can set off on an incredible adventure through the Universe and discover planets, stars, space travel, astronauts and much, much more. Quirky cartoon characters communicate extra fun facts, and a practical activity on every spread encourages reader participation. Also included is a wall poster of our Solar System, plus a useful glossary.
Inspire young astronomers with this engaging series on space. New in paperback, these titles have been revised to reflect Pluto's new status, and featuring the newest photos available, each title provides an accurate and accessible introduction to these fascinating topics.It features: labelled photographs; diagrams; close photo-text matches; extended glossary definitions; note to parents and teachers; and, Internet sites.This series explores and supports standards required by Benchmark for Science Literacy: Project 2061 regarding 'Physical Setting' and 'The Universe.'It also features: carefully controlled vocabulary; short and direct sentence structure; precise photo-text matches to aid comprehension; clear, uncomplicated design; clear chapter headings; and, straightforward information.
From stargazing to supernovas, rocket power to the Red Planet, learn all about what makes up our universe, and beyond! Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. A great book for 7-9 year olds or those working at Key Stage 2.
This stellar book introduces kids to outer space through in-depth info and comic book adventure.
Along the way, kids follow explorer Bethany Ehlmann, a member of the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity mission, and her lovable robot-dog, Rover, as they study and protect our amazing solar system. Dr. E's conversational and funny explanations of the solar system and planetary geology will pull kids in like gravity. The pairing of fun, graphic novel side stories with science facts makes big concepts accessible and interesting to boys and girls of all levels, from STEM science fans to reluctant readers alike.
Find out about the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system. Discover what the Sun is made from, where the solar wind comes from, and how space probes study the Sun. 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; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets; Earth and The Moon
Blast-off into space in this second adventure with The Secret Explorers, a brand-new fiction series.
This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission...
In The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision, space expert Roshni leads a mission that's out of this world - literally! With rainforest expert Ollie, she is set the task of fixing the space probe orbiting Jupiter before a comet hits the planet. With the clock ticking, it's a race against time for the Secret Explorers as they dodge asteroids, complete daring spacewalks, and use all their skills to complete their mission.
Packed with fun illustrations and facts about real-life missions to Jupiter, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. Informative diagrams tell kids all they need to know about important elements of the story, such as how spacesuits work. The action-packed narrative keeps kids engaged and makes learning about space even more fun!
Also available as an audiobook, narrated by actor Alfred Enoch.
Featuring important facts, timelines and breakout stories, The Space Race also has many related activities that will inspire young readers to learn about their world and take responsibility for their own learning. The Space Race is a multi-disciplinary, Stage 3 non-fiction book aimed at young students between the ages of 8 and 14. Man's early fascination with the stars is built upon as each scientific development takes us closer to conquering space. The story of man first landing on the moon is also in these pages, as well as the development of the Space Shuttle and the unmanned exploration of Mars. There are also 'did you know' sections to explore and breakouts of interesting scientific facts that stand alone from the 'Space Race' narrative.
In DK's unique activity collection kids explore space with the ultimate blend of facts and fun. Perfect for keeping little hands busy during rainy days or holidays, Ultimate Factivity Collection Space is packed with amazing facts and fun activities based on the stars, planets and galaxies. Find out about the night sky, what a black hole is and explore the depths of outer space. From colouring and drawing to puzzles and stickers, Ultimate Factivity Collection Space is a great way to learn while having fun - all you need is a pencil.
Introduce your little stargazers to the wonders of the cosmos with this charming and whimsical constellations board book. From Ursa Major and Leo to Cassiopeia and Taurus, little ones will soon be able to pick out some magical animals and people in the night sky. Each spread includes a delightfully illustrated picture of a constellation, complete with its major stars and the constellation's name in both English and Latin. The perfect addition to bedtime books along with a healthy dose of inspiration for the littlest stargazers.
Planet Earth is surrounded by huge, dark space. Discover the wonders of space, from the Sun, moon and stars to space travel. Discover the facts and Share the learning in these fun books. A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page. Perfect for readers aged 4 and up.
National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. Blast off on a trip to discover the fascinating world of meteors. In this image-packed book, kids will learn all about these objects hurtling through space - and into our atmosphere. This level 4 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow! Level 4: Independent reader Perfect for kids who are reading on their own with ease and are ready for more challenging vocabulary with varied sentence structures. They are ideal for readers of White and Lime books.
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