Review and summary: Exploring Our Solar System

Title:  Exploring Our Solar System 

Authors:  Sally Ride and Tam O’Shaughnessy

Publisher:  Crown Publishers

Category:  Non Fiction/Educational

This book was the one that I used for my solar system project to make the note cards and for the general idea of what to make my planets look like. One of the authors – Sally Ride – was the first woman to go into space. There were a lot of cool facts in this book. One of them is that Pluto spins on its side like Uranus. I also learned that the sun has an average temperature of twenty seven million degrees Fahrenheit. If that doesn’t sound like enough, Venus is hot enough to melt a cookie sheet. The sun is hot enough to disintegrate an oven and the planet that it’s on. This book talks about the planets, the sun, the Kuiper Belt objects, and the asteroid belt objects. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we live on a hunk of rock, metal, and liquid molecules hurtling through space at the mercy of our magnetic field emitted from our core repelling the ultra violent rays emitted from the sun. There are many interesting things you can find out about the solar system, but first you need to look for the right book. I would recommend this book to kids ages eight to twelve. This book was very informative.

Posted by Fred Reads

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One response to “Review and summary: Exploring Our Solar System

  1. Fred, I really enjoy your style of writing. My favorite sentence from this review is:

    “Sometimes it is easy to forget that we live on a hunk of rock, metal, and liquid molecules hurtling through space at the mercy of our magnetic field emitted from our core repelling the ultra violent rays emitted from the sun.”

    It is very fun and easy to keep reading your work when you integrate sentences like this that are factual, yet have a sense of humor. Keep up the good work!

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