Planet Mars

Planet Mars

by Ann O. Squire


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As one of our closest neighbors in the solar system, Mars has long fascinated people who are interested in space exploration.

A True Book: Space series dives into the many components that make each planet distinctive and exceptional, as well as explore many of the other components that make up Space. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

Readers will find out how we have used advanced technology to explore the surface of Mars and why some scientists think they might one day discover life on the fourth planet from the sun. They will also learn what it is like on Mars' surface and why scientists are paying such close attention to the planet's moons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531253588
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Series: A True Book: Space Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Red Planet

Where is Mars located within our solar system? 7

2 Geography and Climate

Why do Mars's ice caps grow during winter? 15

3 The Moons of Mans

What might happen to Mars's moons in the distant future? 25

4 Early Views of Mars

What factors led people to believe that Mars is home to intelligent life-forms? 31

Martian Invasions

How have Martians appeared in popular culture? 36

5 Modern Exploration of Mars

What kinds of spacecraft have we sent to Mars? 39

True Statistics 44

Resources 45

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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