Meteors and Comets
From the Series Early Bird Astronomy
Have you ever seen a shooting star? What you really saw was a meteor! A meteor is actually a chunk of metallic or stony matter – called a meteoroid – that enters the earth’s atmosphere from outer space. A comet, on the other hand, is a lump of ice and dust that periodically comes into the center of the solar system from somewhere in its outer reaches. Learn more about meteors and comets in this lively and informative book!
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Early Bird Books|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.2|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||134895|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Note to adults, Photo captions, Pronunciation guide, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
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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Early Bird Astronomy
Newly fluent readers will explore the solar system in this colorful and interesting series. Accessible text describes the unique features of each planet, its place in the solar system, its makeup, its satellites and rings, and how scientists have learned about the planet through space… View available downloads →