Explore Comets and Asteroids! : With 25 Great Projects
Learning about comets and asteroids means asking lots of questions. Could we live and work on asteroids? Why do we only occasionally see comets? Kids find the answers and more through hands-on projects and experiments that encourage them to be curious about how and why things work. Activities range from mapping the positions of celestial objects to designing spacecraft for asteroid missions. By combining science with activities, fun facts, and cartoons, kids will investigate, create, design, test, and redesign. Explore Comets and Asteroids! inspires kids to want to know more about how these rocky worlds formed and how they may have shaped life on Earth.
- Hardback | 96 pages
- 204 x 254 x 10.16mm | 430.91g
- 11 Jul 2017
- Nomad Press
- VT, United States
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Table of contents
*Solar System Map
* Introduction: Let's Explore Comets and Asteroids!
Good Science Practices
Be a Sky Watcher
*Chapter 1: All About Asteroids
The Force Is With You
*Chapter 2: Investigating Asteroids
Asteroids and Light
*Chapter 3: Minerals, Mining, and Asteroids
*Chapter 4: Curious About Comets
Exploring Comet Orbits
Make Your Own Comet
Experiment With Landers
Create a Myth
*Chapter 5: Cool Comets
Write Space Tweets
*Chapter 6: Mysterious Meteors
Watch the Perseids
Make Meteor Craters
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