Garbage in Space

A Space Discovery Guide

From the Series Space Discovery Guides

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Did you know that companies and governments send more than one hundred satellites into space every year? And that most of those satellites continue to orbit Earth—even after they have stopped working? More than 500,000 old satellites, pieces of metal, and other bits of junk currently pollute Earth’s orbit. And that number is growing. Astronomers, engineers, and politicians all agree that the future of space exploration is in danger if this debris isn’t taken care of. But the problem of garbage in space is difficult and expensive to solve. In this book, learn more about this problem and its potential solutions.

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978-1-51242-590-1
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Space Science
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 10.3
BISACS JNF051040, JNF051010
Dewey 363.72/80919
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1090
ATOS Reading Level 6.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187324
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal

“[F]resh and relevant. . . . A thoroughly researched and authoritative addition to science collections.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“[T]hese titles in the Space Discovery Guides series stand out from the crowd . . . . Space-obsessed kids will find plenty to wonder over in these slim but meaty volumes.”—starred, Booklist

Author: Margaret J. Goldstein

Margaret J. Goldstein was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is an editor and the author of many books for young readers. She lives in Palm Springs, California.

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Space Discovery Guides

Inspired by science headlines, this series reveals new discoveries and technological achievements in space exploration. Covering everything from the latest Mars rover findings to recent privately funded space missions, these titles feature up-to-date research and amazing photographs. View available downloads →