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Our Solar System

By Seymour Simon

Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon in this completely updated edition of Our Solar System, as he takes young readers on a fascinating tour through space!

With beautiful full-color photographs and spacecraft images, young readers will learn all about the beginning of the solar system, including the sun and the eight planets and their moons. This book includes an author’s note, glossary, index, and further reading suggestions.

Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards.

Check out these other Seymour Simon books about The Universe and Space:

  • Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
  • Destination: Jupiter
  • Destination: Mars
  • Destination: Space
  • Exoplanets
  • Galaxies
  • Stars
  • The Sun
  • The Universe

 

  • Grade level: 5
  • Interest Level: 2-8
  • Guided Reading Level: T

COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s). Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

How can reading about our solar system help us to explore and understand our world? Skim the book to find out how Seymour Simon structures the information. How does the presentation of information help you better understand the topic? RI.5.5

What other books have you read on the solar system? Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in the texts. RI.5.5,9; W.5.2,9

How does Seymour Simon support particular points he makes in the text with reasons and evidence? Are the sources reliable? RI.5.8; W.5.7,8
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: Collins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780061140105
  • ISBN 10: 0061140104
  • ISBN 13: 9780061140105
  • Pages: 48
  • Trim Size: 10.00 x 10.00 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Astronomy
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / General

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.3,3a,4,4a,4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2,2a,2b,2d,4,6,7,8,9,9b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4,4a,4c,6
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