Exploring Distant Worlds as a Space Robot Engineer

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

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

Huddled in tense silence, a team of scientists watches a bank of flickering screens. Years of design and engineering work, tests, failures, redesigns, and successes are bound up in this moment. Finally, a grainy picture appears on the screens. Cheers erupt as the men and women realize their robot has landed safely on Mars! Get to Work with Science and Technology is a fascinating new series that introduces readers to the real-life applications of STEM subjects. In Exploring Distant Worlds as a Space Robot Engineer, readers will meet the scientists who design and build robots, send them into space, and even drive the rovers that are exploring Mars today. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of life as a space scientist and robotics engineer, dramatic anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes photos. Readers will also get the chance to try out their robot designing 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 2015-10-07
Reading Counts! Points 6.2
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF011000, JNF061020, JNF012040
Dewey 629
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 900
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177312
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.