Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects

Have you ever wished on a shooting star? Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects takes readers ages 7 to 10 on an amazing journey through space to investigate comets, asteroids, and lesser-known celestial objects using hands-on activities and investigative experiments.

  • Introduces readers to asteroids and comets, how they formed, where they are found, and how they have shaped the surfaces of planets and moons.
  • Readers learn about future plans for asteroids that include mining and as launching pads for deep space exploration.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $14.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $9.99

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

Subjects

  • Earth/Space Science

Author
 

Illustrator
Bryan Stone 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • 4-color interior
  • 96 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619305151
  • Hardcover, 9781619305113

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Have you ever wished on a shooting star? Explore Comets and Asteroids! With 25 Great Projects takes readers ages 7 to 10 on an amazing journey through space to investigate comets, asteroids, and lesser-known celestial objects using hands-on activities and investigative experiments.

  • Introduces readers to asteroids and comets, how they formed, where they are found, and how they have shaped the surfaces of planets and moons.
  • Readers learn about future plans for asteroids that include mining and as launching pads for deep space exploration.

Reviews

Praise for other books by Anita Yasuda:

Explore the Solar System!
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“This is a great book to entice young readers to read more and learn a little science along the way. It would make an attractive addition to a school library.”

Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate 
Archimedes Notebook
“. . . This is the perfect book for a young woman headed to college with an interest in sciences, but not quite sure what she wants to do.”

Booklist Online Exclusive
“High-interest content coupled with relatable role models make this a quality career and occupational resource.”

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space
Featured in Publisher’s Weekly-Tracking Trends in the Educational Space

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“A worthy addition to STEM collections.”

Explore Natural Resources
Children’s Literature Review
“An informative book for early readers, sections cover the air, water, soil, minerals, energy, and conservation.”

Praise for other titles in the series:

Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Journal
“Featuring well-organized chapters and colorful illustrations, this title sheds light on bee anatomy, social structure, life cycle, products, and more. Readers will gain a greater respect for these insects and an appreciation for their importance to humans. . . Younger students will appreciate the images and accessible directions, while the vocabulary and content are challenging enough for older readers. A solid text that lends itself well to classroom use as well as to individual research.”

Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects
National Science Teachers Association
“Are you looking for projects about gravity that are equally interactive as well as instructive? Explore Gravity! is sure to be one of the more popular science books in your class.”

Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Journal
“This one will be worth staying up past bedtime for.”


Look Inside

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Projects

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Be a Sky Watcher

It is not possible for you to observe a comet each night, but you can observe the moon and the stars. In this activity, you are going to observe the stars during the period of a week using only your eyes. Write down your observations and draw pictures in your science journal.

Click here to download a print-friendly PDF


Author-Illustrator

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For More Information
bryan-stone.com

Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.



More Details

Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
Subjects: Earth/Space Science,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Praise for other books by Anita Yasuda:

Explore the Solar System!
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“This is a great book to entice young readers to read more and learn a little science along the way. It would make an attractive addition to a school library.”

Forensics: Cool Women Who Investigate 
Archimedes Notebook
“. . . This is the perfect book for a young woman headed to college with an interest in sciences, but not quite sure what she wants to do.”

Booklist Online Exclusive
“High-interest content coupled with relatable role models make this a quality career and occupational resource.”

Astronomy: Cool Women in Space
Featured in Publisher’s Weekly-Tracking Trends in the Educational Space

Booklist New SERIES NONFICTION SHOWCASE
“A worthy addition to STEM collections.”

Explore Natural Resources
Children’s Literature Review
“An informative book for early readers, sections cover the air, water, soil, minerals, energy, and conservation.”

Praise for other titles in the series:

Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Journal
“Featuring well-organized chapters and colorful illustrations, this title sheds light on bee anatomy, social structure, life cycle, products, and more. Readers will gain a greater respect for these insects and an appreciation for their importance to humans. . . Younger students will appreciate the images and accessible directions, while the vocabulary and content are challenging enough for older readers. A solid text that lends itself well to classroom use as well as to individual research.”

Explore Gravity! With 25 Great Projects
National Science Teachers Association
“Are you looking for projects about gravity that are equally interactive as well as instructive? Explore Gravity! is sure to be one of the more popular science books in your class.”

Explore Night Science! With 25 Great Projects
School Library Journal
“This one will be worth staying up past bedtime for.”


Projects

project image

Be a Sky Watcher

It is not possible for you to observe a comet each night, but you can observe the moon and the stars. In this activity, you are going to observe the stars during the period of a week using only your eyes. Write down your observations and draw pictures in your science journal.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

author image
For More Information
bryan-stone.com

Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.