This curriculum-based, fun, and approachable book offers everything young readers need to know to begin their study of the Red Planet. They will learn about the fundamental aspects of the Mars, including its size, mass, surface features, interior, orbit, and spin. Further, they will learn about the history of the missions to Mars, including the Viking spacecraft and the Curiosity and MAVEN rovers. Finally, readers will learn about why scientists think there’s a chance that Mars is or was suitable for life. With stunning imagery from NASA itself, readers will have a front seat-view of the missions to this intriguing planet.
Series: Planetary Exploration
Interest Level: Grades 1-4
Guided Reading Level: O
Lexile Level: 880
ISBN: 9781508104131 (Print) 9781508103455 (E-book)