Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
Super Explorers take you deep into space to see the planets in our Solar System and beyond: • Our Solar System has 8 planets, 5 dwarf planets and many minor planets. • Most planets have at least one moon like Earth, but Jupiter has 69 moons and Saturn has 62! • The Sun’s gravity keeps the planets in our Solar System circling around it. • Mercury is the closest planet to the sun; the temperature there is 117˚C (243˚F). • Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun; the temperature there is –216˚C (–357˚F). • Scientists think there may be extraterrestrial life on Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, because there may be liquid water under the surface!
About the author
Tamara Hartson, equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a notepad, grew up in Alberta with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life, She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences, and has photographed and written about wildlife in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, Argentina, Tibet and India. With a fondness for paleontology, Tamara has studied and participated in paleo digs in Alberta and Patagonia. She has worked in both Canada and Argentina as an interpretive naturalist and guide, specializing in ecology and paleontology. An award-winning photographer, her photographs appear in numerous books, posters and online magazines. Tamara now lives in Patagonia and she continues to write, photograph and travel.