The seventh planet from the sun, Uranus is known for its blue-green color and tilted axis, which makes it look like it’s spinning on its side. But what causes these distinctive features? This engaging, easy-to-follow resource gives readers insight into Uranus, from its discovery in 1781 to the latest insights about it gained from satellite images, explaining its features, conditions, rings, and moons. Sidebars define challenging vocabulary words and pose thought-provoking questions to stimulate critical thinking about the universe.
Series: Planetary Exploration
Interest Level: Grades 1-4
Guided Reading Level: O
Lexile Level: 1050
ISBN: 9781508104216 (Print) 9781508103417 (E-book)