by F. S. Kim


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A thorough exploration of constellations.

A True Book: Space series dives into the many components that make each planet distinctive and exceptional, as well as explore many of the other components that make up Space. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

This book introduces constellations, describing how they were viewed in ancient times, the effect of the Earth's rotation on the stars that can be seen, and the modern classification of these star groups into a total of eighty-eight constellations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531228029
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2010
Series: Scholastic True Book Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 566,387
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Stars in Our Sky: Are constellations important today? 7

2 The View From Earth: How do we see stars on our planet? 11

3 A History of constellations: Who first discovered the constellations? 17

4 Star Storied: Which constellations can you see from Earth? 25

Asterisms: Is the Big Dipper a constellation? 34

5 Constellations Around the world: Who else has made up stories about the stars? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

index 47

About the Author 48

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