Did you know that Jupiter has 63 moons? That Mars looks red because there is a lot of iron oxide on the surface? Or that Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have rings?
A fun way for kids to explore the solar system, this book introduces the basic elements of the solar system with 25 building projects and activities. Filled with fascinating facts, readers will learn about the planets, other objects that make up the solar system and some astronomical objects beyond it. The book is divided into three sections: What is the Solar System, Astronomy and Exploration Tools, and Beyond the Solar System. The projects range from making a model of planetary rings to making your own Mars exploratory rover! Each project comes with step-by-step instructions, diagrams and a list of easily available materials. Incorporating science, engineering and technology, this book supports STEM education and can be used for both hands-on learning at home or in the classroom.
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This book also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Year 3 - ACSSU048
Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day
Year 5 - ACSSU078
The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun)