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Written by Christine Taylor-Butler
Part of Series: True Book, A - Space (2014)


ISBN: 978-0-531-21158-8

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Located 1.7 billion miles away from Earth, Uranus resembles a blue-green sphere floating in the distance. Readers will find out which gases make up the bulk of this faraway planet and why it has only been visited by spacecraft a single time. They will also learn about Uranus’s more than two dozen moons and discover how scientists are working to learn more about this remarkable planet.
Item #: 625614
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 523.47
Guided Reading Level: T
Lexile Level: 840L
AR Quiz #: 164700
AR Points: 0.5
ATOS Level: 5.2
  • 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
  • Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www.factsfornow.scholastic.com
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