* How is a comet like a dirty snowball?
* Does a planet’s distance from the Sun affect its temperature?
* How can the Moon block the Sun’s light?
Figure out the answers for yourself with out-of-this world activities and experiments that help you learn about the wonders of the solar system.
Janice VanCleave’s Solar System: Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects guarantees hours and hours of fascinating, hands-on, safe, low-cost science fun.
Try these awesome projects at home or in the classroom: trace the Earth’s path through the celestial sphere, create a comet in your own bedroom, and build a model of Saturn and its rings. Each experiment includes an illustration and simple, step-by-step instructions, as well as clear explanations of the astronomical concepts you’re seeing at work.