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Smithsonian Magnetic Adventures: Solar System

Magnetic Adventures - Solar System
Author: Ruth Strother
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Genre: Science / Children
ISBN: 978-1-62686-306-4
Pages: 64
Price: $22.95

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Our universe is a vast and wonderful place. It holds the Milky Way Galaxy, and in it, our solar system. In this magnetic kit and guidebook, kids will discover just what’s out there in the night sky.

Focusing on our solar system, this book shows how the planets revolve around the sun and rotate on an axis. The planets and their accompanying moons are all featured, comparing day and year lengths, as well as gravitational pull. Star cycles, comets, space debris and the Kuiper Belt are also covered.

In addition to the guidebook, magnetic images are included inside the case. Kids can place the planets on the diagram included, and astronauts and spaceships can be placed on the moon. Magnetic Adventures: Solar System is a fun kit for the budding space traveler.

Reviewer: Alice Berger