The books in ScienceWorks for Kids, Grades 1-3, connect science with real life. Each book covers 8 science concepts that are supported by hands-on activities and ready-to-go resources. Each lesson relates to the National Science Education Standards. Exploring Space covers these concepts: Earth is part of a solar system in the Milky Way galaxy stars are huge balls of hot, glowing gases our sun is a star groups of stars seen together are called constellations each planet in our solar system has unique characteristics Earth has one satellite called the moon Earth’s movements through space cause day and night and the seasons scientists study space in many ways A variety of engaging activities present the concepts in ways that students can understand. Each concept presented includes: teacher directions for lessons reproducible resource pages such as sets of picture cards, minibooks, and lab sheets to record the results of hands-on investigations This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.