SpaceX and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Are you a fan of computers? When Elon Musk was growing up, he taught himself computer programming so he could design his own games. As an adult, he set out to design much more complex tech inventions.

Musk started his first tech company when he was twenty-four and quickly made a fortune. Then he moved on to bigger projects. He started a company called SpaceX to build reusable rockets—and possibly pave the way for a human settlement on Mars. His other company, Tesla Motors, makes electric cars, which Musk hopes will replace gas-powered vehicles. Then there’s the Hyperloop, Musk’s vision for a superfast new form of transportation. Find out how Musk defied the odds to build his tech empire—and maybe even change the world.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JNF057000, JNF061010, JNF007090
Dewey 338.7'6292293092
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 720
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 170518
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2016

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[I]nformative and inspiring series….Highly recommended, especially where current biographies, particularly of those involved in STEM careers, are needed and requested; strong supplemental reading for science classes, too.”―School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

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STEM Trailblazer Bios

Read about the life stories and significant contributions of some of today’s most accomplished figures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Narrative nonfiction text explores key details from each person’s life, often… View available downloads →