When the Sun Goes Dark
When the Sun Goes Dark

When the Sun Goes Dark

Written and illustrated by Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz
9 - 12
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Jan 1, 2017
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This illustrated book is a fun way to get young astronomers ready for August 2017, when millions of North Americans will have the rare chance to witness a solar eclipse. The book tells how two curious children and their grandparents re-create eclipses in their living room using a lamp, a tennis ball, two Hula Hoops, and Ping-Pong balls. Later, in the backyard and around the house, the family explores safe ways to view a solar eclipse and ponders phenomena from sunspots to phases of the Moon. Written by the authors of NSTA’s award-winning book Solar Science, When the Sun Goes Dark gives children and adults hands-on techniques for learning the science behind eclipses of the Sun and Moon.

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scienceouter spacescience and natureanatomy and physiologysolar eclipses


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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    January 1, 2017
    NSTA Kids
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    Lexile® Level
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