Exploring Black Holes

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What's Amazing about Space?

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

What space objects can have millions of times more mass than our Sun, but they remain invisible? Black holes! Their gravity is so strong that not even light can escape. In this book, you’ll learn about one of the amazing wonders of space. As part of the Searchlight Books™ collection, this series explores outer space and sheds light on the question What’s Amazing about Space? Fantastic photos, kid-friendly explanations of science concepts, and useful diagrams will help you discover the answers!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-7877-8
$9.99 $9.99
978-0-7613-8018-4
$46.65 $34.99
978-0-7613-8692-6
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-5124-7666-8
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Space Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Searchlight Books ™
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.7
BISACS JNF051010, JNF051040
Dewey 523.8'875
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 143750
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“The information provided is clear, concise, easy to understand, and would provide a foundation for any young space scientist’s education.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“These titles cover their topics in broad strokes and crank up the general interest level with a relatively large photo or (more often) a dramatic artist’s rendition on every page.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Science Books & Films

“Together, the books could form a solid but expensive basis for a unit on Astronomy or Space Science. Individually, they address the individual topics well.” —Science Books & Films

NSTA

“In students’ hands, this book can spark the imagination and lead to further exploration.” —NSTA

Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman

Laura Hamilton Waxman lives in Minnesota and has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

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!

Searchlight Books ™ — What's Amazing about Space?

Spur kids’ interest in space with these fascinating topics, ranging from space robots and extrasolar exploration to black holes and space travel. Engaging and informative text and stunning photos and illustrations hold students’ interest while enhancing their scientific knowledge. View available downloads →