Exploring Dangers in Space

Asteroids, Space Junk, and More

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

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

Have objects from space ever hit Earth? Yes! Every day small meteoroids crash into the atmosphere. Some burn up, but some hit the ground. Space junk also falls to Earth. Comets and asteroids struck Earth long ago. In this book, you’ll learn how scientists watch out for large collisions and what they might do if Earth is in danger. 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
978-0-76137-882-2
$9.99 $9.99
978-0-76138-019-1
$46.65 $34.99
978-0-76138-693-3
$19.99 $19.99
978-1-51247-668-2
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM
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 3.4
BISACS JNF051010, JNF051040
Dewey 551.3'9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 143751
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Science Books & Films Best Books, Winner, 2012

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 a student’s hand, this book will spark the imagination and lead to further exploration.” —NSTA

Author: Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from angel Sharks to alligators, and Mars to monster trucks. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com

Narrator: Intuitive

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 →