We're the Center of the Universe!

Science's Biggest Mistakes about Astronomy and Physics

From the Series Science Gets It Wrong

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Does the universe circle around Earth? Do creatures live on the sun? Can you tell the future by looking at the stars? At one time, science supported wild notions like these! But later studies proved these ideas were nonsense. Discover science’s biggest mistakes and oddest assumptions about physics and astronomy, and see how scientific thought changed over time.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.3
BISACS JNF051140, JNF051040, JNF051190
Dewey 520
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
Lexile 800
Guided Reading Level X
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 167001
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Concise narratives work well with photos and graphic images to convey the history of scientific thought while reminding readers that with advancements in science and technology, today’s facts could just as easily be proven inaccurate in the future.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Christine Zuchora-Walske

Christine Zuchora-Walske grew up—and eventually settled down—in Minneapolis. But as a young adult, she spent some time gallivanting elsewhere, including the University of Notre Dame, London, the University of Denver, and a small town in the cornfields of Illinois. Along the way she discovered a love for reading, writing, and inquiry—and a desire to make a career of those activities. For almost twenty years now, Christine has been writing and editing books and magazine articles for children and their parents. She began as an editor with the Cricket family of children's magazines. She ventured to the Lerner Group next, and then Meadowbrook Press. After having two children, she became a freelance editor and writer. Christine's author credits are many and varied. They include crafts and puzzles; a monthly column in which she impersonated a praying mantis; natural science titles for beginning readers; books exploring countries around the world; a debate on the pros and cons of Internet censorship; and books on pregnancy and parenting. Christine has also edited hundreds of articles and books in many genres and for all ages. Christine is especially fond of science and history. But she loves all kinds of knowledge and literature. She never tires of learning new things, and she gets a kick out of trading knowledge with others.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Science Gets It Wrong

Check out some of science’s biggest mistakes and most glaringly incorrect assumptions. With spreads devoted to the most surprising stories, these books reveal how scientific thought has changed over time. Even reluctant science students will be drawn into these strange—and often… View available downloads →