From the Series Man-Made Disasters
In Challenger, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster.
An infographic illustrates the parts of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Challenger disaster using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Challenger also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Challenger is part of Jump!’s Man-Made Disasters series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
The authors recount the tragic circumstances of a number of devastating events in simple, straightforward language. Readers learn how the cold weather affected the rockets on the Challenger and that laws requiring more lifeboats were made after the Titanic sank. The books are easy to read, if not overly engaging. The images are a mix of stock and archival photographs, with most about a page in size. VERDICT Suitable introductions for young readers. Purchase as needed.