Explore our solar system, from Mercury-where temperatures range from 300 degrees below zero to 800 degrees-to Pluto, the coldest and smallest planet.
About the Author
Seymour Simon the author of over 200 science books for children. More than half of his books have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Great Neck, New York.
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Planets Around the Sun based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Summary:This book shows each planet, and then tells a short description about what the planet is and some fact about the planet. This book is very easy for beginning readers to read. Personal Reaction:I thought this book was very informational! Even for little kids who might be learning about the different planets, this is a great starter book for them to learn and read because it¿s a level one reading book. I think children would be very interested to pick this book up and see the planets up close for themselves. Though I would not read this book to a class, I would have this on the shelf for the students to pick to read.Extension Ideas:1) Have the class break into small group or partners and give each group a planet to make up a small poster and presentation of. They could do a little research and give facts about the planet to share with the class.2) Have the students write in their daily writing journal about what they would do if they traveled to one of the planets. Have them talk about what they would do on the planet, if there were other people or aliens, and what did it look like.
Summary: This book is about our solar system. The sun and everything that travels around it is known as the solar system. The book goes into depth about all of the planets and their characteristics. Earth is the only planet with water and life. Scientists are interested in Mars because they are looking for signs of life there, but so far they haven't found anything. At the end of the book, it has a chart with the planets' distances, diameters, moons, rings, and temperature.Personal Reaction: This book is simple enough for a young class to understand what the solar system is and all of the planets. It is a great way to introduce them to the planets. I think a science book would make it too complicated for them, so I would start out with this book.Classroom Extensions:1. I would have the students make their own solar system with different materials.2. I would go outside with a telescope and have the students look through and see what all we can find in the sky.