Ideal for teachers, students, and parents, this book can be used as a stand-alone resource or a supplement for other science materials, including basals. Each lesson follows the same format, guiding the reader through science concepts in a logical sequence. Because lessons are straightforward and contain all needed information, students can use this book in class or on their own to improve class performance and test scores. Lessons include specific topic instruction, key terms, review activities in standardized test format, and experiment pages. Also includes a diagnostic assessment, science fair project ideas, glossary, and bound-in answer key. The International Astronomical Association's 2006 guidelines regarding the eight-planet solar system is included. Concepts are correlated to National Science Education Standards. 128 pages.