From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Exploring Space
Rovers traverse parts of space that people can’t easily get to. While they explore they use special tools, take samples, and search for signs of life. Readers will love learning about these space machines, from their history to their current missions and where they might go in the future.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Space Science, STEM: Technology|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Lightning Bolt Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||24|
Author: Megan Harder
Megan Harder is a writer of children's nonfiction and a researcher for the University of Minnesota's potato breeding lab. She loves to learn new things and share her knowledge with others. In her free time, Megan enjoys baking, thrifting, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
“Scientists are helped by robots or rovers that collect information from different places in space. In this general nonfiction text, the author provides information about the history of rovers and some of the data they collect. Find out what is being planned for rovers and the challenges for constructing these future robots. See color pictures of different rovers that scientists have designed and used, some with labels identifying each rover by name. Read about the recent (2021) Mars helicopter and its purpose. A diagram shows some of the parts of a rover. Includes an index, a glossary, and a list of resources for learning more. Children interested in space will enjoy seeing the pictures of the different rovers. Teachers may use this book to supplement a unit on space exploration. This book is part of the “Exploring Space” series which provides brief information on rockets, satellites, space probes, space stations, and telescopes. Reviewer Rating: 4"—Children’s Literature