Floating in Space (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

by Franklyn M Branley (Author) True Kelley (Illustrator)

Floating in Space (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Don't jump! If you're on the space shuttle, that is. Astronauts never jump in space. They usually drink out of straws, and they can lift tons of equipment as if it were light as air. Find out more in this information-packed voyage into space.
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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2--These titles provide brief yet clear information on their respective topics. Day Light discusses the nature of light, darkness, and seeing, and the role heat plays in generating light. Floating in Space discusses how astronauts move and cope with weightlessness in space. Amusing illustrations, verbal and pictorial, demonstrate how gravity works. Children will find much of the information both entertaining and interesting, such as the way astronauts eat with magnetized trays that hold utensils in place. Full-color paintings illustrate the first title and softly colored cartoons enhance the latter. Both are worthy additions to collections that need science materials for early grades.--Katherine Borchert, Arlington Central Library, VA
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
February 01, 1998
Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 2
BISAC categories
JNF051010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Library of Congress categories
Juvenile literature
Space shuttles
Life support systems (Space environment)

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