“With a crash and a boom, this book describes the impacts that meteors (floating space rocks) can have on Earth. There is a brief history of the study of meteors and a comparison to comets and asteroids. Naming conventions are explained, which are based on where the majority of meteors that arrive in clusters originate.

Impact craters on Earth and other worlds are described, and these descriptions are accompanied by excellent photographs. The most-visited crater in the continental United States is Meteor Crater in Arizona. The book describes how young readers might observe meteors and where best to do it.

This book is part of a series of four in the Space Science series. The books may be just the thing to excite a generation of late elementary grade students and make them fall in love with the field of space science. Each book in the series has a similar layout, allowing it to be used individually as well as in a classroom group setting … Well-illustrated, engagingly written, and open-ended could all be terms to describe the component books in this set.”

Reviewed by the National Science Teachers Association, December 2011

Published by Weigl Publishers

Release Date: July, 2011

ISBN 10: 1616906340 ISBN 13: 978-1616906344

Ages 8-12     Grades 4-6

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