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Astronaut

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This title introduces readers to the job of astronaut. A short history of the profession is included as are famous astronauts such as Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, and Alan Shepard. Job duties of various NASA astronauts are covered, such as commander, pilot, mission specialist, and payload specialist, as are non-NASA positions in companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Orbital Science. Equipment needed to do the job right is discussed, as are the education and training needed to become an astronaut. Xtreme facts provide additional information on this exciting job.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF051010, JNF011000, JNF054180
Genre Hi-Lo, Nonfiction
Subject Careers, Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint A&D Xtreme
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2015-08-01
ISBN 9781624037566, 9781629697598
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 629.45
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 910
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 176609
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network
 

Xtreme Jobs – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This informative and attractive series includes eye-catching, full-page photos that immerse readers in the dangerous work of stunt performers, test pilots, and other death-defying professionals. Written in brief, easy-to-read blocks of text, the information highlights the skills, training, and safety precautions that individuals in these fields need to follow to succeed and survive. Dazzling spreads enhance the visual appeal, while small details, such as the white text, make the graphics pop. Additionally, sidebars scattered throughout the pages include fun and fascinating facts and trivia. . . . The allure of the set is the uncommon subject matter and vivid images, which will appeal to reluctant readers and those looking for action-packed career choices. Students will eagerly pick up these entertaining volumes.

Author: S.L. Hamilton

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