|Living on Mars (Space-ology)|
Author: Lawrence, Ellen
How will astronauts survive the long journey to Mars? What will it take for humans to live on the freezing, dusty, airless planet? Discover the answers to these questions and many more.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.30
Points: .5 Quiz: 501198
School Library Journal (02/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2019 K-Gr 4—This unique series provides a comprehensive look at space exploration, with topics ranging from the features of the solar system to the life of an astronaut to a hypothetical look at life on Mars and finding an Earth-like planet. Each title effectively conveys an immense topic in an accessible and entertaining way, relying on a controlled vocabulary and five to six simple sentences per page. Appealing page layouts, featuring full-color photographs, as well as labels and fun facts, are eye-catching and support comprehension. Each entry contains a relevant science experiment, such as designing a tiny spacecraft and building a Mars habitat. Text features include bold words highlighting important vocabulary (orbits, satellites), an index, and a visual glossary. VERDICT Written at a second grade reading level, this is an excellent STEM series for early elementary students in a general collection, as well as for older hi-lo readers. - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.