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Eclipses


Series
The Night Sky: and Other Amazing Sights in Space

by
Nick Hunter

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Heinemann
Imprint
First Library
ISBN
9781432975159
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This volume captures the beauty of solar and lunar eclipses and in straightforward terms, explains how and why they happen (“Although the Sun is around 400 times bigger than the Moon, the Moon is 400 times closer to Earth. That means that they look the same size in the sky.”). Descriptions of the sun’s and moon’s roles are accompanied by attractive color photographs and clear diagrams. The text also covers confusing effects that eclipses can have on some animals and interesting beliefs about eclipses through history. Additionally, readers are warned never to look directly at the Sun during an eclipse. Back matter includes instructions to model a solar eclipse with a ball and a flashlight, as well as a glossary, suggestions for further reading, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, and an index.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

7 11/16" x 8 11/16"

Dewey

523.7'8

AR

4.1: points 0.5

Lexile

570L

Scholastic Reading Counts

2

JLG Release

Feb 2014

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Hunter will turn plenty of readers into enthusiastic sky watchers with these introductions to some of the heavens’ more easily observed phenomena. Leaving the brightly colored sky and space photos and /or illustrations on every page to supply the drama—which they do, in abundance—he offers particularly clear, matter-of-fact descriptions of what stars and comets are made of, what causes both solar and lunar eclipses and auroras, and, in brief, what our ancestors thought of these wonders. Each volume closes with a doable, relevant enrichment activity and a modest handful of leads to further information.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Hunter will turn plenty of readers into enthusiastic sky watchers with these introductions to some of the heavens’ more easily observed phenomena. Leaving the brightly colored sky and space photos and /or illustrations on every page to supply the drama—which they do, in abundance—he offers particularly clear, matter-of-fact descriptions of what stars and comets are made of, what causes both solar and lunar eclipses and auroras, and, in brief, what our ancestors thought of these wonders. Each volume closes with a doable, relevant enrichment activity and a modest handful of leads to further information.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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