Item # 350272
This kid-friendly handbook investigates the solar system's inner workings, the tools used to gain information, and an array of astronomical phenomena. Through a timeline of discoveries and important events, a comprehensive text and numerous projects readers can build from household items, it provides up-to-date information about the realm beyond planet Earth. Along with an exploration of the historical, contemporary, and future tools and galaxies, nebulae, and pulsars found outside of the solar system, are instructions for creating a rubber-band powered Mars rover, using dry ice to simulate the tail of a comet, and models of various phenomena. A resources section provides references for additional information and projects about astronomy and the solar system. Softcover. 128 pages.