Mars Missions

A Space Discovery Guide

From the Series Space Discovery Guides

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

Have you ever dreamed of walking on Mars? Or maybe even living there? Ever since Mars was discovered, people have wondered if there could be life on this mysterious red planet. For years, astronomers at NASA and other space agencies have been exploring Mars. They’ve sent rovers to study the planet and search for water and signs of life. One day, NASA plans to send astronauts there, too. But first, they need to learn many things about Mars and how people might travel that deep into space. Read this book to learn all about the exploration of Mars. You could be the first person to go there!

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978-1-5124-2585-7
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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 7.4
BISACS JNF051040, JNF051010
Dewey 523.43
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 950
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187326
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

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: Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 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.

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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 →