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From the Thinking About Science Series
Our Solar System is a comprehensive, fun-filled unit on the solar system. Students learn important facts about the history of astronomy, the sun, the planets, our moon, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and more. They are also presented with opportunities to practice crucial critical and creative-thinking skills. A variety of types of activities are included: creative writing, experimenting, research, math, analyzing, evaluating, and more.
A fun What’s the Question? game is provided to reinforce the concepts learned in the unit. In addition, a crossword puzzle is included. The puzzle may be used to evaluate knowledge or just for fun!
This book covers many topics, including Our Solar System: What Is It?; The Sun, Just an Average Star; The Planets; Our Moon; Asteroids; Comets; Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites; and The Milky Way.
Grades 4 to 8.
Other books in the Thinking About Science Series include The Human Body, Our Ever-Changing Earth, and Ecology.