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Amidst more than 200 billion stars in a galaxy measuring 100,000 light years across, life has been discovered only in one place in the Milky Way: planet Earth. Yet the Milky Way is only one of many galaxies in the vast universe. While extraterrestrial life remains a mystery, explore discoveries about the stars and galaxies we see in the night sky with this engaging science book. Fifth-grade readers will launch into learning about types of galaxies, Earth's place in the universe, properties of the Milky Way, astronomical tools, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on "Think Like a Scientist" lab activity and a "Your Turn" page at the end of the book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the text. Helpful diagrams, a timeline of major space science discoveries from 1610 to 2010, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.
Teacher Created Materials develops innovative and imaginative materials and services for students, worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers, for teachers and students, to make teaching more effective and learning more fun.
Once upon a time in 1977...Rachelle Cracchiolo started Teacher Created Materials with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into a nonstop opportunity to develop and grow Teacher Created Materials as a full-service company, and a welcome and familiar name in every classroom. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials is one of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world...and the story continues educationally ever after.