Astronaut

Life as a Scientist and Engineer in Space

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

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

Imagine working in a laboratory that’s 200 miles above Earth. You perform experiments on microbes, radiation, new types of metals, and even your own body. You travel to work on a spacecraft, work alongside robots, and drink your own recycled urine! It’s all in a day’s work for an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Readers will discover how work in science and engineering is carried out every day by astronauts on the ISS. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of astronauts’ lives, entertaining anecdotes, cool facts, and fascinating behind-the-scenes images. Readers will also get the chance to try their hand at space science projects.

Format Your Price
978-1-910549-88-9
$29.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF011000, JNF051040, JNF051010
Dewey 629
Lexile 980
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 186018
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.