Mercury

The High-Speed Planet

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Did you know that as high-speed Mercury zooms through space it travels 31 miles (50 km) every second, or that a year on Mercury lasts just 88 days? And did you know that if Earth were the size of a baseball, little Mercury would be no bigger than a ping-pong ball? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet that’s closest to the Sun, Mercury. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

Format Your Price
978-1-909673-03-8
$26.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Copyright 2014
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Points 5.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051040, JNF051010, JNF051080
Dewey 523.41
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 870
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 161662
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Ellen Lawrence