Our Solar System
Our Solar System was born almost 5 billion years ago at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy. In over fifty dramatic, full-color photographs and an easy-to-read text, award-winning author Seymour Simon takes you on a fascinating tour of the nine planets, dozens of moons, and thousands of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets that travel around our sun.
First, Simon explores the sta...more
The photos, illustrations, and other pictorial content are superb.
The solar system, the sun, each planet (at the time), asteroids, comets, and meteoroids are covered, and there is a fairly good index.
However, I’m sure there are more recently published books that would be better choices if the reader wants to le ...more
In 2007, this book was updated to include more recent consensus on the status of Pluto and other planetary objects. It was a necessary change to the original book published in 1992. We really enjoyed reading this book together and our old ...more
Author: Seymour Simon
Genre: Photographic Essay
Theme(s): solar system, planets, space
Opening line/sentence: "The Solar System was born among the billions of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy."
Brief Book Summary: In this photographic essay, Simon takes readers on a journey through the Solar System, using real images and informational text to help the reader understand more about what lies beyond Earth. From planets to comets to the atoms that make us who we are, this book explor ...more
Good Reads #5 First Encyclopedia of Science
This amazing book, Our Solar System written by Seymour Simon has many interesting facts that I did not know about Science I read this book. The book starts saying how our Solar System, Milky Way, and our Galaxy which is important because it is how our Planet Earth was formed which we live in right now. Our Solar System is formed by a huge cloud of hydrogen was flying in space until it was touching the edges o ...more
To pair Our Solar System with a fiction book, I had to go on a little hunt. Once my hunt had ended, I came up with the book Hedge Blast Off written by Jan Brett. This particular fiction book, Hedge Blast Off, is about a hedgehog named Hedgie who flies into outer space. While on his trip he zoomed through the galaxy, passing by many planets and stars until he reached his destination. Once he reached his destination, he landed on a surface covered with craters and rocks. Hedgie ...more
Rationale: The Night World shows the wonder that children can feel from looking at their own house and backyard in the dark, and the strange feeling of being outside alone at night. Which happens to be the usual time to go outside and see stars, like in Our Solar System. To capture student's interest and get them excited about learning about the stars, this book would be perfect (and maybe convince them to ...more
THEMES: Space, Astronomy, Planets
§112.14. Science, Grade 3, Beginning with School Year 2010- ...more
I like the full color illustrations, and I like that in many cases the text describes the source of the illustrations.
I liked that they translated the relative size of the earth compared to the sun into terms a child could understand - a basketball in ...more
In my classroom, I would utilize this book into ...more
However, readers should be aware that Seymour Simon and HarperCollins brought out a revised edition immediately after the change, in 2007. The new edition reflects our current understanding of the Solar System, including the fact that there are only 8 planets.
For lib ...more
Pros: Explore this book any way you choose. From planets and stars, to comets and asteroids, readers will get a "bird's eye" view of the solar system.
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Seymour Simon uses his website, SeymourSimon.com, to provide free downloads of a wealth of materials for educators, homeschoolers ...more