Asteroid Hunters

A powerful telescope has discovered a giant object speeding through our solar system. Is it an asteroid? Will its orbit bring it close to Earth? Is there a chance it could one day collide with our planet? It’s time for a team of asteroid hunters to go into action and track the object as it hurtles through space! In this title, readers will meet the scientists who use high-powered telescopes and super computers to watch for dangers from space. There is also a fun Q&A to help readers decide if becoming an astronomer or space scientist could be the career for them!

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  • ISBN: 978-1-910549-98-8
  • Age Group: 8 to 12 years
  • Series: Get To Work With Science and Technology
  • Author: Ruth Owen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 254 x 203 mm
  • Curriculum Links: Careers, Earth and space, Non-fiction reading, Science, Solar system, STEM, Working scientifically
Key Selling Features
• High-interest non-fiction text • Suitable for Hi-Lo reading • Exciting behind-the-scenes photographic imagery • Diagrams and charts • A science project for kids to try • Non-fiction features including: table of contents, labels and captions, glossary and index
Series Information
Series Name: Get To Work With Science and Technology  
Written as narrative non-fiction, each book in this series combines core science information with firsthand accounts of everyday life as a scientist. From analysing data, to using tools and technology, kids will be excited to see how real-life scientists and engineers solve problems using the same scientific techniques that students will be studying and using in the classroom.