Is There Life on Other Planets?
And Other Questions about Space
From the Series Is That a Fact?
There is no gravity in space. The North Star never changes its position in the sky. Earth’s shadow causes the phases of the moon. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let’s investigate seventeen statements about space and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether astronauts really landed on the moon! Discover whether it’s true that the same side of the Moon is always dark! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.4|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||135023|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides|
Author: Gregory L. Vogt
Gregory L. Vogt is a senior project manager with the center for educational outreach at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His duties focus on space biomedicine, teacher training, and work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Vogt began his career as an eighth grade science teacher and later joined the NASA Aerospace Education Services Program. He established the Teaching from Space office at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He is a former science museum director. Vogt is an educational consultant and the author of many curriculum guides and more than 90 juvenile and adult science books.
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Is That a Fact?
There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? The Is That a Fact? series investigates and finds out which statements are true, which ones… View available downloads →
“Presented with plenty of space photos, artists’ conceptions, and even cartoons, this is the straight dope on gravity in space, how the Sun works, what the Moon is made of, whether there really are UFOs (yes, but they’re not crewed by aliens), and other matters of concern to young space scientists and travelers.” —School Library Journal