Exploring Dangers in Space
Asteroids, Space Junk, and More
From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — What's Amazing about Space?
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!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||STEM, STEM: Space Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Searchlight Books ™|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.4|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|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|
- Science Books & Films Best Books
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
“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 more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from alligators to video games. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com.
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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 →