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What Do We Know About Stars and Galaxies?
What Do We Know About Stars and Galaxies?
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Raintree Freestyle Express

What Do We Know About Stars and Galaxies?

This book explains how the Universe is made up, from stars and their systems to galaxies and globular clusters.

BrandRaintree Freestyle Express
Age Level11-15 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-3
Trim Size7 11/16 x 10
Page Count48
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NSTA - Coralee Smith

"This 48–page book allows young scientists and readers to journey through space to reach for the idea of what the late Dr. Carl Sagan stated: "We are all star–stuff." It begins with an overview of the descriptions of what we can see in the sky, including stars, planets, moons, and galaxies. Within the descriptions, illustrations, and photographs, the author provides accurate information concerning measurement of light years, star brightness, star temperatures, and star colors. The focus then shifts to the composition, birth, and death of stars. Galaxy composition and classifications are presented with amazing illustrations, photographs, and kid–friendly narrative that is certain to spark young scientists’ minds. After my almost 10–year–old granddaughter looked at the artist’s illustration of the Milky Way and read about it, she said, "So, stars are part of the Milky Way Galaxy and our Sun is a star. So, our Sun and all of us are part of the Milky Way." My reply echoed Dr. Carl Sagan, "Yes, we are all star–stuff." This book is highly organized with a table of contents, fact file, find out more section, websites, glossary, and index. A Word Station with possibly unfamiliar words and brief, clear and concise definitions is included at the bottom of most pages. This is one of those books that could be used in so many ways—read aloud, independent reading, teacher directed reading, reading buddies, and even using a think–pair–share approach. The content, illustrations, and photography certainly can inform young scientists about stars and galaxies. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn about stars and galaxies. - Coralee Smith NSTA 4/16/2012" - NSTA

April 16, 2012