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

GRL W

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

Publishers Weekly
“Opening with a nearly 70-million-year timeline of notable events involving comets and asteroids, this guidebook, part of the expansive Explore Your World! series, smoothly blends history and science. Amid comics-style illustrations featuring a young astronaut and her robot, Yasuda clearly explains key astronomical concepts. . .” Read the complete review online.

National Science Teachers Association Recommends
Not just a book, an adventure! As you pick up and flip through Explore Comets and Asteroids! you begin to engage in a print experience that opens your eyes and mind to exploration in our galaxy and beyond. . . .” Read the complete review online. 

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.”

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.”

 


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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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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
GRL: W
Subjects: Earth/Space Science,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Publishers Weekly
“Opening with a nearly 70-million-year timeline of notable events involving comets and asteroids, this guidebook, part of the expansive Explore Your World! series, smoothly blends history and science. Amid comics-style illustrations featuring a young astronaut and her robot, Yasuda clearly explains key astronomical concepts. . .” Read the complete review online.

National Science Teachers Association Recommends
Not just a book, an adventure! As you pick up and flip through Explore Comets and Asteroids! you begin to engage in a print experience that opens your eyes and mind to exploration in our galaxy and beyond. . . .” Read the complete review online. 

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.”

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.”

 


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.