This children's map of the solar system is generously illustrated with cartoon images of planets, comets, stars, spaceships, and many other features. The images are cross referenced to a listing of facts, and encourage interaction with children to further their knowledge of the universe. Children and those young at heart will be entertained for hours by this fascinating map!
Children can explore the heavens with this beautifully illustrated wall map. It features colorful cartoon icons making the map educational & fun. Next to each illustrated significant space mission is its name & reference number. The index then provides its name, reference number, sponsor, date of launch, & why it is significant.
On the left side of the map a chart gives the symbol, name, significant data, mass, diameter, distance from the sun, revolution period, rotation period, temperature, & number of natural satellites for each major celestial body of this solar system. Similar data about our moon (in relation to Earth rather than the sun) is also shown. Below the chart are definitions of the measurement units used in astronomy, URLs for more info on the solar system, & info about the minor celestial bodies of the solar system.
The top of the map features diagrams covering: real relative size of the major celestial bodies of the solar system; solar & lunar eclipses; lunar phases; configuration of the planets; seasons of the northern & southern hemispheres; higher & lower flood tides; meteor storm radiant; layers of atmosphere; greenhouse effect; diagram of launches falling, entering orbit, or entering space free from gravitational pull; & structural diagrams of our sun, Earth, Jupiter, & a comet.
Not just a pretty picture, a great deal of effort & research was put into this map. Experts in the fields of history, geology, astronomy, & climatology participated actively in creating a product of the highest possible quality.
The map's heavy paper and glossy UV finish makes it extra durable for hours of fun!