What is a nebula? Why do stars twinkle? where is the Milky Way? In one small square of night sky--using their eyes, binoculars, the position of the moon, and even their fingers as guides--children will be able to locate all of Orion and other constellations, and even stars and planets, while they learn amazing facts about the heavenly bodies. Activities are included for Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The Night Sky is a new edition to the One Small Square Series not previously published in hardcover.
onald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity BookÑall illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne. Patricia J. WynneÕs illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body. Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.
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Magical - that's the word for the night sky, with its shining stars,glittering planets, and sometimes, the celestial moon, So godahead - make a wish on that star. But if you're also curious about whyyour star twinkles, you've come to the right place. By focusing on onesmall square of night sky near Orion, The Night sky makes star timeeven more special for children. Its stunning illustrations andkid-oriented approach provide an exciting close-up on wonders that canbe seen overhead after darl. Suitable for stargazing anywhere - eventhe city - the Night Sky will add to kids' wonder as it teaches themabout stars, planets, nebulae, comets, meteors, the moon, constellations, and classic myths - through one small square of thenight sky. The Night Sky is just one of the exciting, vibratlyillustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One Small Squareseries of science and nature books for children ages 6-9. This bookincludes: Stunning full-color illustrations; Motivating experimentsand activities, along with clear, diagrammed instructions and safetytips; Easy to read sky maps; a glossary-index and resource list. OneSmall Square - an eye-opening series which puts the whole world inperspective for children, one small square at a time. Each book is athrilling, up-close encounter with the natural world, from the starsabove us to the habitats, ecosystems, and creatures around us.