As one of our closest neighbors in the solar system, Mars has long fascinated people who are interested in space exploration. Readers will find out how we have used advanced technology to explore the surface of Mars and why some scientists think they might one day discover life on the fourth planet from the sun. They will also learn what it is like on Mars’ surface and why scientists are paying such close attention to the planet’s moons.
Common Core Alignment:
RI.3.8. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).