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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
Rockets
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

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Brilliant Resource We borrowed this book during a school topic and took it with us on a visit to the planetarium. Holding the tactile drawings on his lap to touch during the show really brought the presentation alive for him and he was one of the first children in the class to learn the planets in order. Teacher
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
Lots of interesting facts It describes the tactile image very well. Library Member
Really interesting Really interesting. Nice to learn about different aspects of space exploration Rose
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