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14 Fun Facts About the Space Shuttle: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
What is a Space Shuttle? How can something that can’t fly go into space? Do astronauts get space sick? This book answers all these questions and more, plus everyone’s favorite: How do astronauts go to the toilet? This book was written in 2007, prior to the end of the space shuttle program. While the program no longer exists, this book is still of interest to those interested in space travel.
14 Fun Facts About the Amazon River: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
The Amazon River is the largest river in the world. It winds its way across South America, picking up dirt, leaves, and mostly water from over one third of South America. Then it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the Amazon River in this short 15-minute book. Reading level: 6.8
14 Fun Facts About Icebergs
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Icebergs can be fascinating. They are fresh water, floating islands of ice. Some of them are big enough to hold 100 football stadiums, or more. They can be a danger to passing ships and wildlife that gets trapped on them. They drift along with the currents, melting as they make their way toward warmer waters, and their slow death. Find out more about icebergs in this fun 15-minute book. RL: 6.4
The Wonder of Stonehenge: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Science / Archaeology
Stonehenge has been surrounded by mystery and wonder. There have always been questions about where these massive stones came from. How did they get there? Do they hail from a magical world of giants and wizards, or are they man made? And then there's the most important question: what is their purpose? Find out about Stonehenge in this 15-Minute book. Includes Common Core exercises.
14 Fun Facts About Yellowstone: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Other, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Yellowstone Park is full of hot springs, geysers and grizzly bears. It also has stone forests, glass cliffs, a glacial lake and colorful canyons created by rivers and waterfalls. All of this is fuelled by a supervolcano that could erupt, killing millions of people and devastating the world’s climate for years. So how much do you know about this fantastic place?Discover some fun facts in this book.
14 Fun Facts About the Ring Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
There are eight regular satellites in orbit around Jupiter. These are moons that formed within the gravity field of Jupiter. They were formed at the same time and out of the same material as the planet itself. They have circular orbits and orbit in the same direction as the planet. This book is about the four, small ring moons. These little known moons are odd shaped and orbit close to the planet.
14 Fun Facts About the Milky Way
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Our sun is one of billions in our galaxy, and our galaxy is one of billions in the universe. Our galaxy is called The Milky Way Galaxy. It is about 120,000 light years across with a halo extending hundreds of thousands of lights years beyond it. With stars that are 13 billion years old, The Milky Way Galaxy is one of the oldest galaxies in the universe. Learn more in this 15-minute book. RL: 7.2
14 Fun Facts About Nebulas: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
In our galaxy, there are stars and solar systems. There are also great clouds of gas and dust. They can range in size from a few light years to many thousands of light years across. Some of them glow. Some are so dark that we cannot see through them. These massive clouds of gas and dust are called nebulas. How much do you know about nebulas? Find out more in this short book. Reading Level: 6.7
14 Fun Facts About Saturn's Rings
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Saturn has seven rings and 62 moons. The rings orbit Saturn, creating shadow bands and rain on the planet. Most of the moons are outside the rings. A few moons are within and between the rings. Some of these tiny moons create and control the rings. They create gaps within and between the rings. They create fascinating structures and phenomena. Find out more in this short book.
14 Fun Facts About the Ring Moons of Jupiter: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
There are eight regular satellites in orbit around Jupiter. These are moons that formed within the gravity field of Jupiter. They were formed at the same time and out of the same material as the planet itself. They have circular orbits and orbit in the same direction as the planet. This book is bout the four ring moons of Jupiter. Educational Versions have exercises designed to meet Common Core.
14 Fun Nebulas: Strange Lights in the Galaxy
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
When we look at clouds in our sky, we can sometimes make out shapes. This can also happen with nebulas – clouds of dust and gas in space. There are two main types of nebulas; bright and dark. There are four types of bright nebulas; emission, reflection, planetary and supernova remnants. This book covers 14 strange and interesting nebulas in our galaxy. Reading Level: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About the Moons of Uranus
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Uranus is a planet with a mini solar system of rings and moons. Many of the moons formed with the planet. Some of them were captured later on. Some of the moons shepherd the rings and keep them from drifting apart. Other moons contribute to the rings and may have even created them. There are at least 27 moons orbiting Uranus. Find out more about them in this fun 15-Minute Book. Reading level: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About Exoplanets
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Our galaxy contains about 200 billion stars. Astronomers believed that some of these stars must have solar systems with planets. They went looking – and found some. They call these planets extrasolar planets or exoplanets. Here are some fun facts about them. Ages 8 and up. Reading level: 6.9 All measurements in American and metric.

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