Exploring the Solar System


Exploring the Solar System:
A History with 22 Activities
by Mary Kay Carson

"An intriguing and engrossing mix of facts, history, and hands-on activities." (School Library Journal) Arranged by historical period, Carson guides the reader through the advances, discoveries, and key people in the history of space science.

In their positive review of this book, Booklist called it "an exceptionally inviting guide to the solar system" and teachers will definitely appreciate the great ideas to incorporate into their solar system lesson plans.


Reading Levels

Interest Level:  Gr. 5-8                    DRA Level:  70                      Lexile: 1040L
Grade Level Equiv:  7.7                Guided Reading:  Z


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