Be a Sky Watcher

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.
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Get to Know the  Constellations

Get to Know the Constellations

From The Stars

There are dozens of constellations in the night sky. Some of them are very recognizable once you learn what they look like.

Make a Model of the Solar System

Make a Model of the Solar System

From The Sun

The sun is at the center of our solar system. All the planets and other objects orbit around it in their own path.

Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

From The Moon

To understand the phases of the moon, become an astronomer for a month!

Make a Terrarium

Make a Terrarium

From The Earth

While an aquarium is for fish, a terrarium is for plants. Like Earth, your terrarium will need all the right ingredients in just the right amounts.



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. 

Detailed Book Description

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.
Available In:
Hardcover, $19.95
Paperback, $14.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 96 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Space Science



Solar System Map

Let’s Explore Comets and Asteroids!

Chapter 1
All About Asteroids

Chapter 2
Investigating Asteroids

Chapter 3
Minerals, Mining, and Asteroids

Chapter 4
Curious About Comets

Chapter 5
Cool Comets

Chapter 6
Mysterious Meteors

Metric Conversions
Essential Questions