Astronauts

A Space Discovery Guide

From the Series Space Discovery Guides

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

Did you know that astronauts work on Earth and in space to study places beyond our planet’s atmosphere? But there’s a lot more to space travel than just research. With no gravity, a wild schedule that includes sixteen sunrises and sixteen sunsets every twenty-four hours, and no fresh food, it can be a challenge to stay healthy in orbit. Public and private space agencies are working to solve these problems as humans travel farther and more frequently into the depths of space. Learn more about the daily lives of astronauts and how they live, work, and prepare for the future in space.

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978-1-5124-2588-8
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978-1-5124-2793-6
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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 8.6
BISACS JNF051040, JNF051010
Dewey 629.45009
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1020
ATOS Reading Level 6.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187332
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Booklist Top 10 Series on Space Science and Exploration, Winner, 2019

Reviews

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 →