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Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities

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In this illuminating activity book, kids delve into the rich history of space exploration, where telescopes, satellites, probes, landers, and human missions lead to amazing discoveries. Tracking astronomers' recent progress—including the discovery of 2003 UB313, what some are calling the tenth planet in the solar system—kids explore the planets and other celestial bodies f ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Chicago Review Press
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While I have indeed been enjoying Mary Kay Carson's Exploring the Solar System: A History With 22 Activities (and have in fact also learned much about the history of astronomy as well as many interesting, sometimes even unknown to me facts and details about our solar system, its planets, moons, comets and the like), this book is also not in any manner perfection. For quite frankly (and for me personally) I do think that the author at times and frustratingly tends to shy away a bit too much from ...more
Dylan Conaway
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exploring the Solar System by Mary Kay Carson is a non-fiction book because it contains facts about what we know about our solar system. Herschel was an astronomer and wanted to see farther into the solar system. He searched for days, even weeks to find new things in space. For example. In 1781, William Herschel came across an unusual shining object that didn’t look like a star. Herschel tracked the path of what might be a comet over nights. Then when he kept researching it came out to be a new ...more
Analee
Sep 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We have been so impressed with this History of our journey and explorations of space! We're using it for our Science reading right now. It has some great ideas for projects and activities, as well as biographies of historical figures. Very good book!!!
Emily
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, history
very cool a fun way to learn about space! good for all ages 8 to 80!
Jonathan
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting! Taught me a lot about the universe.
Roxanne
This book is a great book for 4th grade students to study or learn about the solar sytem and the planets! This book has 22 hands on projects that I could or teachers could use for a science lesson on the solar system.

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Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children’s nonfiction author. She has written more than thirty books for young people about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history. Her recent non-fiction titles include Emi and the Rhino Scientist, about the Cincinnati Zoo's famous rhino mom; Exploring the Solar System, recipient of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Children’s L ...more