100 Facts Exploring Space is bursting with exactly 100 fantastic facts, incredible images and fun activities. Children aged 7+ will learn everything they need to know about the wonders of space exploration.
• Kids learn more easily with bitesized information.
• Photographs and artworks aid children who learn through visual prompts.
• Activities allow children to put what they have learned into practice.
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100 Facts Exploring Space includes key topics about deep space and other worlds in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page showcases amazing illustrations and photographs that clarify difficult points for children. A fantastic kids' space book for both confident and reluctant readers.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Exploring Space:
• Planning and preparation for a space voyage
• Blast-off, travelling through deep space and reaching the target of orbit
• Space landers and robotic rovers
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
• The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn is the most expensive mission ever. It cost more than $3.3 billion – the price of 12 Airbus A380 super jumbo jets.
• The fastest spacecraft, and the fastest man-made object ever, was Helios 2. It neared the Sun at 42 miles per second!
• A craft entering Neptune's atmosphere would be met by the fastest winds in the Solar System – ten times stronger than a hurricane on Earth!
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
• Make a rocket using a cardboard tube, sheet of card, sticky tape and scissors
• Quiz question: Spacecraft have many devices, but rarely microphones to detect sound. Why?
• Create your own orbit using a sock, tennis ball and some string. See how long it takes to orbit the further you lengthen the string
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