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284 books of Jeannie Meekins

Our sun is an average star in our galaxy. It is a sphere of burning gas that provides light and heat. It makes our plants grow and allows them to turn carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen. If our sun were to shine a little less or a little more brightly, life as we knew it would not exist. A drop of less than 2% of the sun’s energy output would turn Earth into an ice-­covered planet. So how much do you know about this glowing sphere that controls our world. Can you answer these questions: What is the sun made up of? How long does it take the sun to orbit the center of our galaxy? How many layers of atmosphere does the sun have? What are solar winds and what do they do to Earth? What impact do solar flares have on Earth? Find out more about the Sun and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. All measurements in American and metric. LearningIsland.­com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-­Minute Books give children lots of . . .

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Eclipses have amazed and terrified people for thousands of years. The sky grows dark. Daytime animals go to sleep and nocturnal animals wake up. Roosters crow and cows come in for milking. The sun is slowly covered by some mysterious celestial object. Sometimes it is blocked out completely. What had the people done wrong? Find out more about eclipses and amaze your friends with these 14 fun facts.

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Pluto was the smallest planet in our galaxy. As more was discovered about other planets and other objects in our galaxy, Pluto fell into debate. How much do you know about Pluto?
Why do scientists say Pluto was “discovered by mistake”?
Who discovered Pluto?
How big is Pluto compared to the U.­S.?
The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.

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Thomas Edison was an inventor. He invented electric lighting, the phonograph and alkaline batteries. He invented a camera to record moving pictures and a device for watching them. He added sound to create a motion picture. He improved many of the machines we use today. He even created a battery powered car. Edison created more inventions than any other inventor. 15-­minute bio. Has CCS exercises.

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You never know what might inspire you. Surprisingly, school has been the source of many of my cases. There’s a lot of boring stuff at school. But there are also a lot of interesting things that you can learn about. When you find something interesting, like dinosaurs, you never know where it might lead.
If you haven't met me, my name is Courtney Case. I live in Australia. Come join me on this case.

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What is a Space Shuttle?
How can something that can’t fly go into space?
Do spiders spin webs in space?
Do astronauts get space sick?
This book answers all these questions and more, plus everybody’s favorite: How do astronauts go to the toilet?
The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.

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7 downloads

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Pluto was once considered to be the smallest planet in our galaxy. As more was discovered about the other planets, and about other objects in our galaxy, Pluto fell into debate, but many people still like to consider it a planet. How much do you really know about Pluto?

Why do scientists say Pluto was “discovered by mistake”?
Who discovered Pluto?
How big is Pluto compared to the United States?
Is Pluto’s orbit outside or inside the orbit of Neptune?
How many Pluto days are there in a Pluto year?
Does it snow on Pluto?

Find out in this book, and surprise and amaze your friends with these fun facts about Pluto.

LearningIsland.­com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-­Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-­lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

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In the 1920s, the first airplanes began to fly over the Peruvian mountains. Passengers looking out their windows said they could see lines on the Nazca plateau below. The lines looked like runways where airplanes could land. They could also see animals and other objects. There are birds, monkeys, spiders, a killer whale, plants and flowers. There are human like figures. These are the Nazca lines.

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The River Thames has a colorful history. It was a river highway long before railways and roads were built. It has brought flood, disease and death to thousands of Londoners. Today it contains over 80 islands, 200 bridges, 20 tunnels, 45 locks, six public ferries and one ford. Yet it still reminds us of its history with an average of one body a week being found in its waters.
How much do you know about the River Thames? Can you answer these questions:
The Thames was once a tributary of what European river?
What was the world’s first underwater tunnel?
Is the Thames deeper or shallower than it was 300 years ago?
What sea animals live in the Thames River?
What is the Thames Barrier?

Find out the answers to these questions and more and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
Ages 8 and up.
All measurements in American and metric.

LearningIsland.­com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-­Minute Books give children lots of . . .

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Simon was looking out his bedroom window. A full moon was just clearing the horizon. Huge and glowing in the night sky, it lit up the ground. It cast long, dark shadows of houses, trees and lamp posts into the night. Simon smiled. Another cemetery tour would be on. He wanted to go back and see Lisa and Jack. Educational Versions Include exercises designed to meet Common Core Standards.

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Books of Jeannie Meekins