What Is a Moon?, 1st Edition

  • Ryan Nagelhout
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  • ISBN-10: 1622754670
  • ISBN-13: 9781622754670
  • DDC: 523.9
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Readers discover the difference between natural and human-made satellites in this entertaining volume. The narrative reveals fun facts about various moons in the Earth's solar system, such as Earth's moon and how it might have been formed, the moons of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and those of the dwarf planet Pluto. It also explains the terms "orbit," "spin," "rotation," and "eclipse." The volume provides Think About It boxes to pose questions for readers' consideration. There are also vocabulary boxes and Compare and Contrast sidebars to engage readers' intellect.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Up in the Sky.
2: Moon, Satellite, or Planet?.
3: Earth’s Moon.
4: Craters and Plains.
5: How Earth’s Moon Formed.
6: Moons of Mars.
7: Jupiter and Ganymede.
8: Saturn and Titan.
9: Uranus and Miranda.
10: Neptune’s Moons.
11: What about Pluto?.
12: Ida and Dactyl.
13: New Moons.
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