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reassignment of Pluto from "planet" to "dwarf planet" on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date.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.
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.