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The History of Space Exploration

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3), Teachers

This fact book is a guide to space exploration including the moon landing, rocket launches, shuttle flights and more. The audio guide is a dramatisation – Lisa is keen to learn about space for a school project and Boris, a friendly astronaut on board the ISS, helps her. Boris and his friends answers her questions about every aspect of space exploration from gravity to holidays in space. This fact book may support subjects in the National Curriculum and is great as an educational resource in class. It is also good for  home-schooling, homework-help, project work and independent learning and reading for pleasure.

Listen to an audio clip

In space there is no atmosphere to supply the pressure and oxygen necessary to support life. If we didn't wear our special suits our body fluids would heat up and boil and without oxygen we would not be able to breathe. Space suits are pressurised and have an in built oxygen supply, and the material they're made of protects us from severe temperature changes.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • A large print colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The Solar System
The Planets
The Space Suit
Apollo 11 Moon Lander
The Space Shuttle
The Satellite Launch
The Hubble Telescope
The International Space Station
Apollo 17 Command Module & Parachutes
Beagle 2

What our members say

Adult and child really enjoyed the pack. Classmates will come and ask me about the packs and are interested in the thermoforms too!! Amazed at the pictures etc. Dorothy
History of Space Exploration The diagrams and CDs worked well together, and the pack reinforced her understanding of the solar system. Janine
Really interesting Really interesting. Nice to learn about different aspects of space exploration Rose
Useful aid As our term topic was space this pack as a brilliant resource to accompany the lessons. Library Member

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