Space Dictionary for Kids: The Everything Guide for Kids Who Love Space

Space Dictionary for Kids: The Everything Guide for Kids Who Love Space

by Amy Anderson, Brian Anderson

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Overview

Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space, Space Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid's enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy. Explore cosmology, stars and galaxies, the solar system, space exploration, and exoplanets and astrobiology. Hop on an astronomy timeline to learn the story of how primitive ancient beliefs evolved over centuries to become a high-technology science. Crack up over the humorous sidebars that expand on the topic of space with examples, explanations, diagrams, quizzes, and even short activities to enhance understanding. Use the references and further reading recommendations at the end to help find more information about astronomy, perfect for assignments or just wanted to know more about the coolest topic in the galaxy! Divided into sections for quick access to the easy-to-understand definitions and amazing full-color illustrations, Space Dictionary for Kids is a must-have for any kid's home library!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618215154
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 184,762
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Amy Anderson graduated summa cum laude from Austin College in 2015 with a triple major in physics, math, and theatre. She is currently a graduate student in theoretical physics at Rice University.

Brian Anderson is the author of the "Zack Proton" outer space comedy chapter books. He has a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and a master's degree in marine science and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Cosmology 3

The Birth of the Universe

Stars and Galaxies 17

The Universe Today

The Solar System 59

You Are Here

Astrobiology and Exoplanets 119

Is There Anybody Out There?

A History of Space Exploration 127

Astronomy Timeline 149

Additional Readings 169

About the Authors 175

Index 177

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