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The Dwarf Planets
This title covers these subjects: Solar system., Planets., Pluto (Dwarf planet).
The Dwarf Planets
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The Dwarf Planets

They’re round and orbit the Sun. But they’re not planets. What makes a dwarf planet different? Get up-close to the five dwarf planets that call our solar system home.

 
Dewey523.49
  
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
GRLR
Lexile Level800L
ATOS Level4.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #141186
Early Intervention Level26
  
  
ISBN978-1-4296-5397-8
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFact Finders
Copyright2011
  
Page Dimensions7 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Page Count32
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $27.32 School/Library Price
$20.49
 


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Steve Kortenkamp

Steve Kortenkamp

Dr. Stephen Kortenkamp is a professional astronomer who studies small solar system objects like asteroids, comets, and moons. His research also involves the formation of planets, both in our solar system and around other stars. Dr. Kortenkamp is a Senior Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute (www.psi.edu) in Tucson, Arizona. His research is supported with grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation. He also teaches planetary science at the University of Arizona and in 2011 won the prestigious "Innovations in Teaching" award from the College of Science. Through the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Kortenkamp conducts training and continuing education workshops for elementary and middle school science teachers in southern Arizona. He has written more than 20 children's books about topics related to space and has served as a scientific consultant on more than a dozen others. Steve's wife Jane is also a professional astronomer and together they have three young children. When they are not star-gazing, Steve and Jane are competitive endurance athletes who race in Ironman triathlons, marathons, and open-water swims.

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