Amazing Solar System Projects  You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar system with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Readers learn about the sun, the planets and their moons, meteors and comets, and the amazing tools that astronomers and astronauts have used to study the solar system over the years.

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself provides detailed step-by-step instructions and diagrams for creating the projects, which include making a greenhouse to see what happens on Venus and constructing a model of the phases of the moon to demonstrate why the moon has phases. Fascinating facts, anecdotes, biographies, and trivia are interspersed with the fun projects to teach readers all about the solar system.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $15.95
  • Hardcover, $21.95
  • eBook, $12.95

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL R

Subjects

  • Earth/Space Science
  • Engineering & Technology
  • STEM - STEAM

Author
 

Illustrator
Shawn Braley 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • black and white interior
  • 128 pages

Includes

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

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9780979226816
  • Hardcover, 9781934670002

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Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar system with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Readers learn about the sun, the planets and their moons, meteors and comets, and the amazing tools that astronomers and astronauts have used to study the solar system over the years.

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself provides detailed step-by-step instructions and diagrams for creating the projects, which include making a greenhouse to see what happens on Venus and constructing a model of the phases of the moon to demonstrate why the moon has phases. Fascinating facts, anecdotes, biographies, and trivia are interspersed with the fun projects to teach readers all about the solar system.


Reviews

Children’s Literature Review
“Astronomy is a fascinating subject, but it can be tricky at times. An excellent way to illustrate astronomical concepts such as how far the earth is from the sun is to show students through projects. In this book, Lopez presents numerous projects to help beginning astronomers understand the basics. It is divided into three sections: ‘What Is the Solar System?,’ ‘Astronomy and Exploration Tools,’ and ‘Beyond the Solar System.’ The book also includes a timeline, a glossary, and other useful references. Some of the projects include building a greenhouse, making craters in sand, making an asteroid jigsaw puzzle, and constructing a Newtonian telescope. Lopez also includes enough astronomy information that both seasoned astronomy students and those new to the field can understand the basics behind the projects. Both the history and the future of the field are explained in easy-to-understand detail. Even if the projects were removed, the book would be an excellent text on astronomy.”

Jim Bell, NASA Mars Exploration Rover Project
“Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself is a fun way for kids to explore science and the worlds around them without ever having to leave our home planet. This great collection of fun facts and activities is a perfect way to give kids a first-hand feel for important concepts and discoveries in planetary science and space exploration.”


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Projects

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Planetary Rings Model

Did You Know? All four of the Jovian planets-Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune have rings around them. saturn’s are just the biggest and most noticeable

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Author-Illustrator

Delano Lopez

Delano Lopez has taught the History and Methods of Science to university students, and has taught numerous subjects to the target age group of this book. Mr. Lopez is a member of the American Historical Association, and has published articles on a wide variety of subjects, including the history of science.


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More Details

Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: R
Subjects: Earth/Space Science, Engineering & Technology, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Children’s Literature Review
“Astronomy is a fascinating subject, but it can be tricky at times. An excellent way to illustrate astronomical concepts such as how far the earth is from the sun is to show students through projects. In this book, Lopez presents numerous projects to help beginning astronomers understand the basics. It is divided into three sections: ‘What Is the Solar System?,’ ‘Astronomy and Exploration Tools,’ and ‘Beyond the Solar System.’ The book also includes a timeline, a glossary, and other useful references. Some of the projects include building a greenhouse, making craters in sand, making an asteroid jigsaw puzzle, and constructing a Newtonian telescope. Lopez also includes enough astronomy information that both seasoned astronomy students and those new to the field can understand the basics behind the projects. Both the history and the future of the field are explained in easy-to-understand detail. Even if the projects were removed, the book would be an excellent text on astronomy.”

Jim Bell, NASA Mars Exploration Rover Project
“Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself is a fun way for kids to explore science and the worlds around them without ever having to leave our home planet. This great collection of fun facts and activities is a perfect way to give kids a first-hand feel for important concepts and discoveries in planetary science and space exploration.”


Projects

project image

Planetary Rings Model

Did You Know? All four of the Jovian planets-Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune have rings around them. saturn’s are just the biggest and most noticeable


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Delano Lopez

Delano Lopez has taught the History and Methods of Science to university students, and has taught numerous subjects to the target age group of this book. Mr. Lopez is a member of the American Historical Association, and has published articles on a wide variety of subjects, including the history of science.

Nomad Press Titles Written by Delano