Asteroid Hunters

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A powerful telescope has discovered a giant object speeding through our solar system. Is it an asteroid? Will its orbit bring it close to Earth? Is there a chance it could one day collide with our planet? It’s time for a team of asteroid hunters to go into action and track the object as it hurtles through space! Get to Work with Science and Technology is a fascinating new series that introduces readers to the real-life applications of STEM subjects. In Asteroid Hunters, readers will meet the scientists who use high-powered telescopes and super computers to watch for dangers from space. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of life as an asteroid hunter, dramatic anecdotes, behind-the-scenes photos, and the coolest facts about asteroids and comets. Readers will also get the chance to try out their space scientist skills with activities that are perfect for science fair projects.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Category STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2016
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Reading Counts! Points 5.7
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF011000, JNF051010, JNF051040
Dewey 629
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 890
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177309
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.