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    Space Junk
    The Dangers of Polluting Earth's Orbit
    Library Bound
    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2016
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-5600-6
    Lexile Level: 1220
    SRC Reading Level: TBD
    Pages: 64
    Trim Size: 6 x 9
    Dewey: 629.4'16
    Reading Grade Level: 8
    Interest Grade Level: 7-12
    Ages: 12-18
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    DESCRIPTION Karen Romano Young
    Scientists have identified at least 100 million pieces of space debris—from paint chips to nonoperational zombie satellites—floating in Earth's orbit. And over 100 tons of those pieces enter Earth's atmosphere each year!

    Journey into outer space and learn about the dangers of space junk collisions, how scientists track them, and how space agencies are working to develop new technologies to clean up the space junk. Along the way, you'll hear from the scientists who are working to ensure that outer space remains a safe place to travel and explore. If we don't tackle the space junk problem, it might be impossible to travel into space; it could even trap us on Earth.


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    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

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    Lerner Interactive Books are delivered via the Internet under a single-user license. Additional licensing options are available upon request.

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    • * Recommended monitor screen size: 17" or higher
    • * Speakers or headsets
    For Windows
    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    • * Sound Card
    For Mac
    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    • * Safari 3
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    Bibliography, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Further Reading, Index, Resource List, Source Notes, Sources of Information, Statistics, Table of Contents, Websites
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    "Between her well-tempered writing style and her atypical subject, Young will have readers enthralled."—starred, Kirkus Reviews
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    School Library Journal
    "A great cover beckons readers inside what should be a fascinating tour of the space around Earth—and it is. . . . There is little else available for students about this important topic for future space engineers."—School Library Journal
    Booklist
    "Clearly written and concise, the book lays out the problem without sensationalizing it, while including human-interest details. . . . A natural for booktalking to STEM-minded kids, this slender volume belongs in many libraries."—Booklist