Exploring Our Universe
Exploring Our Universe takes students on exciting adventures through the wonders of deep space. Investigate fiery comets, faraway planets, and mysterious black holes. Meet astronomers and astronauts that changed the history of space exploration, and study the stellar technology that helped them do so. Vivid photographs and dynamic text take readers on an out-of-this-world journey through our vast universe. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Fall 2019
- Spring 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Exploring Our Universe - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
After reading this series, students are certain to walk away with a newfound appreciation for the myriad wonders of the cosmos. Filled with an impressive amount of details each volume introduces kids to scientific terms with unexpected definitions (Trojans are asteroids outside of the asteroid belt) as well as the proper names of celestial bodies most likely unknown to casual readers. One such example: the main arms of the Milky Way are named Scutum-Centaurus and Perseus, while the minor arms are named Sagittarius and Norma (Galaxies). The inclusion of a "Guidebook" in each tome reiterates data in a concise and straightforward format. Rich images and artist’s depictions as well as breathtaking photographs complete this appealing and information-packed set. Consider for collections that serve space buffs.