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|Impact! : asteroids and the science of saving the world|
Author: Rusch, Elizabeth
Asteroids come in all shapes and sizes--and hit our planet in them, too. But what happens if a catastrophically large one approaches earth? By looking on the ground at historical asteroid craters and present-day falls, and up into space for the big ones yet to come, a wide variety of scientists are trying to figure out how to track asteroids--and how to avoid devastating impacts in the future.
Scientists In The Field (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 7.20
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 192109
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 9.60
Points: 6.0 Quiz: 71734
Kirkus Reviews (10/01/17)
School Library Journal (+) (11/01/17)
The Hornbook (00/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2017 Gr 4–7—Opening with the dramatic story of a fourth grade class's experience of the 2013 asteroid that landed in Chelyabinsk, Russia, this installment in the celebrated series tells of the study and the effects of asteroids in our solar system. This book describes the work done by several individual scientists who research asteroids, sharing how they collect data and use it to form coherent ideas about these astonishing rocks from space. Through the eyes of the scientists, readers learn about prehistoric collisions that shaped our planet, current methods used for observing asteroids, and what might be done to deal with the potential of a major impact in the future. The text makes complicated concepts understandable for younger readers without oversimplifying, and the accompanying photos and graphics are both informative and appealing. The scientists' enthusiasm for their work is palpable, which makes for compelling reading, and their experiences allow readers to visualize themselves in similar roles as they think about their futures. VERDICT Another excellent entry into the series. Purchase this to excite space buffs and inspire future scientists.—Sarah Reid, Four County Library System, NY - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.