Space and planets are topics of endless fascination to kids and part of every grade-school curriculum. Yet because of the history-making reassignment of Pluto from "planet" to "dwarf planet" on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date.
Images and stories about space exploration surround kids, fueling their curiosity about what lies beyond Earth's atmosphere. This Q & A formatted book provides kid-friendly information on how a rocket works, how a satellite stays in orbit, and more. Full-color illustrations.
In this book, readers follow scientists as they try to unravel four mysteries in space: what was the huge fireball that caused an explosion in Siberia in 1908? Why do the Sun's two poles change places every eleven years? How were the strange spiraling canyons on Mars's polar caps formed?
A variety of information about the planets, the sun, the moon, and other objects in space is presented. Included are many color photographs and illustrations, along with several ideas for simple experiments.