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Imagine working in a laboratory that's 200 miles above Earth. You perform experiments on microbes, radiation, new types of metals, and even your own body. You travel to work on a spacecraft, work alongside robots, and drink your own recycled urine! It's all in a day's work for an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Readers will discover how work in science and engineering is carried out every day by astronauts on the ISS. Told in a lively narrative style, this book includes firsthand accounts of astronauts' lives, entertaining anecdotes, cool facts, and fascinating behind-the-scenes images. Readers will also get the chance to try their hand at space science projects.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF011000
Genre Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Series Get to Work with Science and Technology
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781910549872, 9781910549889, 9781944998332
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 629
Dimensions 8 x 10
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Guided Reading Level T
Lexile Reading Level 980
Author Ruth Owen
 

School Library Journal Review for Astronaut, Creating Visual Effects for Movies as a CGI Artist, Inventors, and Master Blasters

Though slim, each title provides enough background on its topic to give students a decent grasp on prospective job opportunities. The majority of the text focuses on current events and developments within the field (e.g., astronaut Scott Kelly’s historic year in space in Astronaut) but does backtrack to offer a general overview. Concluding “Get to Work” sections encourage kids to study the relevant subject areas and perform an experiment or action that mirrors what an actual inventor, CGI artist, etc., would do. The bright photos and up-to-date text make these fine selections for career collections.

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