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Written by Christine Taylor-Butler

ISBN: 978-0-531-21157-1

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No other body in the solar system is as important as the sun. It provides a central point for the planets to orbit around, and its warmth and light are integral to the survival of Earth’s life forms. Readers will discover what this incredible star is made of, why it burns so bright, and what would happen if it disappeared. They will also find out how scientists study the sun and what we are still trying to learn about it.
Item #: 625613
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 523.7
Guided Reading Level: T
Lexile Level: 840L
AR Quiz #: 164703
AR Points: 0.5
ATOS Level: 5.6
  • Engaging sidebars highlight important space discoveries; Timelines illustrate the ways our knowledge of space has changed over time
  • Glossaries explain difficult scientific terms in a way that makes them easy to understand
  • Eye-catching images give readers an up-close look at the far reaches of space
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