The Mars Rovers

 
Cover: The Mars Rovers Spread: The Mars Rovers
 
 

Compelling narrative nonfiction text presents the story of the Mars rovers, featuring the intrigue and excitement behind the missions. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and callouts, infographics, a glossary, a listing of source notes, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

Table of Contents

  • Sojourner
  • Spirit and Opportunity
  • Curiosity
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: 523.43
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781634074780): 6.5 x 9, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Hosted ebook (9781503806733): 6.5 x 9, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Subject: Narrative Nonfiction
  • Imprint: MOMENTUM
  • Series: Wonders of Space

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 4
  • Lexile® Measure: 620
  • Guided Reading Level: T
  • ATOS Reading Level: 4.4
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 180033
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Reviews

A Review of "Wonders of Space" in School Library Connection

Each of the books in this series is quite astonishing for its intriguing presentation of facts about unknown worlds light-years away. Every space mission, starting in 1977 with Gary Flandro’s vision from JPL for a ‘Grand Tour of Space’ with Voyager, and various other remarkable stories of exploration and problem solving are told. Each is beautifully crafted and written specifically to engage the reader, which is unusual for non-fiction. Additionally, with only 3-4 chapters, color photos, plenty of white space, and an easily readable font, students will find the astonishing content both accessible and fascinating. Death-defying acts of bravery and ingenuity by both astronauts and ground crews populate the pages with jaw-dropping reality. This series is a must-buy for librarians and teachers who wish to inspire children to dream big, study STEM subjects, and become the next generation of innovators in space. Glossary. Index. Source Notes.

A Review of "Wonders of Space" in Horn Book Guide

Wonders of Space series. Accounts of major events in space exploration—including the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, Voyager probes, Mars rovers, and Hubble telescope as well as recent missions to Saturn and Pluto—are presented in short narrative formats, with numerous quotes from those involved in the projects. Color photographs of planets, astronauts and scientists, and space technology effectively supplement the texts. Reading list. Glos., ind

Contributors

Author: Patricia Hutchison

A former teacher, Patricia Hutchison is a lover of nature. Since leaving the classroom, she has written several books and articles about science. When she is not writing, she loves to travel with her husband. While visiting different places, she is always amazed at the wonders of nature.

 

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