Exploring Beyond Our Solar System
From the Set Wonders of Space
Compelling narrative nonfiction text presents the story of the scientists who are exploring beyond our solar system, featuring the intrigue and excitement behind their missions. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, infographics, a glossary, a listing of source notes, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
- Hubble Peers Into Space
- Hubble Explores the Universe
- Kepler, the Planet Hunter
- Source Notes
- To Learn More
A noteworthy review of Wonders of Space from School Library Connection on November 1, 2016
Each of the books in this series is quite astonishing for its intriguing presentation of facts about unknown worlds light-years away. Every space mission, starting in 1977 with Gary Flandro’s vision from JPL for a ‘Grand Tour of Space’ with Voyager, and various other remarkable stories of exploration and problem solving are told. Each is beautifully crafted and written specifically to engage the reader, which is unusual for non-fiction. Additionally, with only 3-4 chapters, color photos, plenty of white space, and an easily readable font, students will find the astonishing content both accessible and fascinating. Death-defying acts of bravery and ingenuity by both astronauts and ground crews populate the pages with jaw-dropping reality. This series is a must-buy for librarians and teachers who wish to inspire children to dream big, study STEM subjects, and become the next generation of innovators in space. Glossary. Index. Source Notes.
A noteworthy review of Wonders of Space from Horn Book Guide on October 1, 2016
Wonders of Space series. Accounts of major events in space exploration—including the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, Voyager probes, Mars rovers, and Hubble telescope as well as recent missions to Saturn and Pluto—are presented in short narrative formats, with numerous quotes from those involved in the projects. Color photographs of planets, astronauts and scientists, and space technology effectively supplement the texts. Reading list. Glos., ind
Author: Patricia Hutchison
A former teacher, Patricia Hutchison is a lover of nature. Since leaving the classroom, she has written several books and articles about science. When she is not writing, she loves to travel with her husband. While visiting different places, she is always amazed at the wonders of nature.