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  STUDENT

ARTICLES:
Space Exploration 
NASA 

TABLE:
Important dates in the history 

RESEARCH GUIDES:
Space Exploration 
Space Shuttle 

TIMELINE:
Advances in Space Exploration 
History of Human Space Exploration 

SPECIAL REPORTS:
2001: A Space Reality 
Neil Armstrong 

 

  PICTURES: 
Mars Rovers 
Astronauts work in Spacelab 

VIDEOS:
Moon Landing 
Hubble Space Telescope 


eBOOKS:
Human Space Exploration 
Observatories on Earth 
Observatories in Space 
Telescopes and Space Probes 

SCAVENGER HUNT:
Space Exploration 

QUIZ:
Space Exploration 


  STUDENT

ARTICLES:
Planet 
Dwarf Planet 

RESEARCH GUIDE:
Planet 

MAP:
Surface of the Moon 

TIMELINE:
Advances in Astronomy 

 

  PICTURE: 
Planet Earth rising 

TABLES:
The planets at a glance 
Total solar eclipses, 1985-2015 

VIDEOS:
Phases of the Moon 
Mars surface 

QUIZ:
Planets 

 

  ADVANCED

ARTICLES:
Battle of the Somme 
Battle of Fromelles 
Battle of Pozières    
Trench Warfare 

HISTORICAL MAPS:
Battle of the Somme   
Battle of Fromelles 
Australian Remembrance Trail 

 

  PICTURES: 
British Tank in World War I 
Over the Top 

RESOURCES GUIDE:
World War I 

PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS:
The Bombardment of the Somme (WWI)

WEBQUESTS: Find in Educator Tools
World War I: Overview 


  ADVANCED

ARTICLES:
Nicholas II of Russia 
Russian Revolution of 1917   
Red Army 
V.I. Lenin 

PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS:
The Gathering Storm (Russian Revolution) 

SPECIAL REPORTS:
Why Communism Failed in the U.S.S.R. 
Russia in the Post-Soviet World


  PICTURES: 
Lenin addressing the Soviet Congress 
Czar Nicholas II and his family 

RESOURCES GUIDE:
Russian Revolution of 1917 
Nicholas II of Russia 
V.I. Lenin 

TIMELINE:
V.I. Lenin 
• Communism 

TABLE:
Important dates in the Lenin's life 

 

  KIDS

ARTICLES:
Solar System   
Planet 
Earth 
Jupiter 
Mars
Mercury
Neptune 
Saturn 
Sun 
Uranus 
Venus 

ACTIVITIES:
Make your own planetarium 

SCIENCE PROJECTS:
Going around in circles 
Universe watch 

WEBSITES:
The Solar System in Action 

 

PICTURES: 
Earth in the Solar System 
Solar System 

VIDEOS:
Where does space begin?
Watch video ► 

Moon landing July 20, 1969
Watch video ► 

eBOOKS:
Learning About the Sun, Moon, Planets & Stars
Earth and Earth's Moon 
Jupiter and the Asteroids 
Mars 
Mercury and Venus 
Neptune, Comets and Dwarf Planets 
Saturn and Uranus 
The Sun and Other Stars 

WEBQUESTS: Find in Educator Tools
Solar System 

SCAVENGER HUNTS:
•  Earth  •  Jupiter  •  Mars  •  Mercury  •
•  Neptune  • Saturn  •  Solar System  •
•  Sun  • Uranus  •  Venus  •
•  Nicolaus Copernicus  • 

 

  TIMELINES

 

HOW TO USE WORLD BOOK TIMELINES 


 

OUT OF THIS WORLD
Explore the next frontiers of space with this exclusive series developed through World Book’s collaboration with the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) programme. Highlighting alien caves, lasers, robot explorers and more, books in this series reinforce the mastery of STEM subjects through World Book’s signature clear writing style. Featured scientists share how they "caught the science bug".  LEARN MORE 

EXPLORE THE SOLAR SYSTEM:
This series introduces readers to the sun, planets, and other objects in the solar system and offers an exciting look at the history of human space exploration.  LEARN MORE 

 

This month's video on SPACE EXPLORATION has been pulled from World Book's vast vault of media.
DID YOU KNOW?
Yuri Gagarin, a Russian astronaut, was the first human in space.

 

 

SPECIALTY SITES

World Book offers a suite of products for every age, ability, and interest to suit the needs of all students.

 
 

Early World of Learning



KNOW IT!
The Know It component of Early World of Learning is a child's first online encyclopedia. Know It provides a richly visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with nonfiction topics of interest and importance to them.

 
   
 

Discover - Differentiated Learning


•  Comprehension Questions  •  Visual Dictionary  •  Life Skills  •  Differentiated Learning 
•  WB Explains videos in easy to find format 

 
   
 

Social Studies Power

CRITICAL THINKING:
Build problem-solving skills 

INQUIRY PROJECT:
Create a sequencing chart about how warfare has changed throughout history. 

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Make a diagram showing how castles and armour provided protection. 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Choose the best answer 

 
 

Science Power

CRITICAL THINKING:
Building problem-solving skills 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Learn more about the planets and how their sizes compare. 

VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Solar System Crossword 

 

EXPERIMENT:
Make your own craters and learn how scientists interpret the craters they see in outer space. 

ASK A SCIENTIST?
Where does space begin? 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Drag and Drop 

 
   
 

Activity Corner



Make a Boxed Moon  - the moon appears to change shape as it orbits around the Earth and is lit by the sun.

 
   
 

Living Green



INNOVATIONS IN AVIATION
DID YOU KNOW? 
Scientists and engineers today are working on a number of concepts for flying in different—and greener—ways than in the past. In 1974, the first recorded solar-powered flight took place.
LEARN MORE 

 
   
 

Early Peoples



DID YOU KNOW?

The Qin dynasty was the first to unify ancient China into a single nation.
LEARN MORE

 
   
 

Inventions and Discoveries



DID YOU KNOW?
The British first used tanks against the Germans in the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
LEARN MORE
 

 
   
 

Dramatic Learning - Teach with Theatre



KABUKI GIFT

Kabuki Gift is an "East-meets-West" comedy. This play is not written in strick kabuki fashion, but is meant to celebrate this theatrical form and the culture of Japan.
LEARN MORE

 
   
     
   
 

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