Climb Aboard! Explore different types of galaxies! Learn how galaxies are formed! Meet key astronomers examine the tools they use such as the Hubble Space Telescope, satellites, and probes! See an infographic showing Earth in the Milky Way! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of seven different galaxies complete your journey. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Grade 3 - Grade 6
|Science & Technology
|Number of Pages
|Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
|8 x 8
|Guided Reading Level
|ATOS Reading Level
|ATOS Interest Level
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz
|Accelerated Reader® Points
|Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Reviewed, and Table of contents
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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.