Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

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

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.

Investigate a Creation Myth

Investigate a Creation Myth

From The Universe

Nearly all civilizations had their own creation myths. Sometimes, these creation myths were weirdly similar, even if the cultures had no known contact. Let’s take a look at some and see if there is any truth in the stories.



"The Moon describes our nearest neighbor’s impact on the Earth, such as steadying Earth’s axis and causing tides; and its activity encourages kids to observe lunar phases. Each volume is narrated by the Universe, which is presented as a proud parent bragging about its offspring. Additionally, two wise-cracking alien punsters contribute bits of trivia, introduce new vocabulary, pose goofy or thoughtful questions, and keep the narrative flowing. The cartoon-like illustrations align closely with the text, illuminating abstract concepts, and the kid-friendly text will attract beginning readers."

PSLA Literature Review
“These informative, easy-to-follow narratives of our solar system are a solid addition to any elementary science collection.”

Praise for other books by Laura Perdew

Biodiversity Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth with Environmental Science Activities for Kids

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“Nomad applies its dependable activity-book format to the new Build It  Environmental Science series (4 titles). Here biodiversity is placed under the microscope—sometimes literally—in a text that makes daunting concepts, such as evolution, levels of biodiversity (genetic, species, or ecosystem), and why biodiversity matters, easy to understand without sacrificing scientific precision. . . By book’s end, readers will truly understand what biodiversity is, its importance to the health of the planet, and humans’ impact on the complex natural systems where it thrives.”


Detailed Book Description

The moon is one of the smaller celestial objects in the universe, but it has some very important jobs. Without it, Earth would be a very different place!

Narrated by the character of the Universe, The Moon: Small-but-Mighty Neighbor offers up clear scientific explanations designed to gets kids excited about astronomy, covering topics such as the moon’s phases, eclipses, and humans’ long history of watching the moon. A hands-on project, fun facts, and a poem offer more opportunities for learning and language connections, while two alien commentators make the whole package delightful and hilarious. Perfect as a read aloud or for beginner readers, with a glossary to support language development.

Available In:
Hardcover, $19.95
Paperback, $9.95
Includes: Glossary
Specs: 9.5 x 9.5 size | 4-color interior | 32 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Space Science
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