Far-Out Guide to the Solar System

Age Level: 9–up  Grade Level: 4–up

This series of upper elementary books features report-writing facts, far-out facts, and timelines of discovery for the student that needs the facts for a report. Chapters highlight the most current facts and recent missions. All books include the latest discoveries, including a new ring of Saturn, water on the Moon, and Pluto’s status as a dwarf planet.

  • Far-Out Facts, Quick Guide for Reports, and Timeline of Exploration make all the necessary facts for reports easy to find
  • Contains stories of discovery in each chapter
  • Great for reports using up-to-date information
  • Scientist profiles in every book
  • Supports the National Science Education Standards for Earth and Space Science, Science as Inquiry, Science and Technology, and History and Nature of Science
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a timeline, words to know, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2010
  • Series Lexile: 890
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Far-Out Guide to Asteroids and Comets

Far-Out Guide to Asteroids and Comets

Mary Kay Carson
Have you ever seen a comet or a shooting star? You may think they look pretty, but these giant space rocks can cause major destruction. Scientists keep a close watch on comets and asteroids using high-powered telescopes and spacecraft...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3188-3
Binding: Library Ed.
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Far-Out Guide to Earth

Far-Out Guide to Earth

Mary Kay Carson
Earth is the only planet in our solar system that is suitable for life. It has liquid water, oxygen, and enough gravity to hold its own atmosphere. But did you know that Earth is always changing? Scientists have used spacecraft and satellites to learn more about our planet...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3182-1
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Far-Out Guide to Jupiter

Far-Out Guide to Jupiter

Mary Kay Carson
Jupiter is bigger than any other planet in our solar system. It has rings and centuries-old storms. It has more than sixty moons, too—some with underground oceans! Featuring a center spread with fast facts, this great addition to the FAR OUT GUIDE TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM series will tell you everything you need to know about the biggest planet—including missions and the scientists who planned them, and the spacecraft they used to do so...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3184-5
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Far-Out Guide to Mars

Far-Out Guide to Mars

Mary Kay Carson
Earth's neighbor Mars likely once had an environment that could have supported life. Now it has underground frozen water in many places. Spacecraft from Earth have visited Mars and taught us a lot about this dusty red planet...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3183-8
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Far-Out Guide to Mercury

Far-Out Guide to Mercury

Mary Kay Carson
Cratered Mercury is the smallest and fastest planet in the solar system. Temperatures there vary more than on any other planet. Learn lots of far-out facts about the closest planet to the Sun. This book features a center spread with fast facts, perfect for report writing...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3180-7
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Far-Out Guide to Neptune

Far-Out Guide to Neptune

Mary Kay Carson
All the facts you need, and lots more, are included in this up-to-date book. Learn about the amazing missions to Neptune, the dedicated scientists who plan them, and more far-out facts about the eighth planet from the Sun...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3186-9
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