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Steve Kortenkamp

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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.

Mars Exploration Rovers: An Interactive Space Exploration Adventure

Mars Exploration Rovers: An Interactive Space Exploration Adventure

Mars has been a source of fascination since H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds, a sci-fi fantasy of green-eyed Martians invading and overpowering Earth.

Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781491481066
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Space

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$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 523 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 V 920L
 
Demoting Pluto: The Discovery of Dwarf Planets

Demoting Pluto: The Discovery of Dwarf Planets

When is a planet not a planet? Dwarf planets orbit the sun, are solid bodies, and are not moons. But they are not considered regular planets. Learn more about ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781491441626
Format Hardcover
Series Exploring Space and Beyond

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$22.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 523 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.4 U 880L
 
Demoting Pluto: The Discovery of Dwarf Planets

Demoting Pluto: The Discovery of Dwarf Planets

When is a planet not a planet? Dwarf planets orbit the sun, are solid bodies, and are not moons. But they are not considered regular planets. Learn more about ...

Reviewed Titles Capstone Interactive Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515715542
Format Capstone Interactive eBook
Series Exploring Space and Beyond

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$39.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 523 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.4 U 880L
Hardcover Price: $22.49
 
Future Explorers: Robots In Space

Future Explorers: Robots In Space

There's no air in space. But robots don't care! Learn more about how these mechanical robonauts can help us understand more about the solar system in which we ...

Capstone Interactive Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515715559
Format Capstone Interactive eBook
Series Exploring Space and Beyond

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$39.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 629 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.8 T 910L
 
Show Me Space: My First Picture Encyclopedia

Show Me Space: My First Picture Encyclopedia

From planets and comets to sunspots and spacewalks, there's so much to know about space! Show Me Space has more than 100 facts and definitions about our solar ...

Reviewed Titles Capstone Interactive
ISBN 9781476582085
Format Capstone Interactive eBook
Series My First Picture Encyclopedias

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$39.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2013 520 Grades PreK-2 Grades 1-2 K 580L
 
The Dwarf Planets

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 ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781429653978
Format Hardcover
Series The Solar System and Beyond

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$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2011 523 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 4.8 R 800L
 
The Planets of Our Solar System

The Planets of Our Solar System

Venus is a sweltering, spinning rock. Jupiter is a huge ball of gas. But they are both planets. Get up-close to the eight planets that orbit around our solar ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781429653961
Format Hardcover
Series The Solar System and Beyond

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$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2011 523 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 4.8 R 810L
 
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