There’s No Place Like Home (SE)

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There’s No Place Like Home poses the thought to the reader. Imagine that scientists have predicted that a meteorite will hit Earth in 2020. It will cause a lot of damage. If this really were to happen, what could we do? Amateur astronomer David Hill explores the planets and moons of our solar system to discover if there is anywhere else quite like Earth.

The features of There’s No Place Like Home are:

  • Fact files for each planet
  • Captioned photographs
  • The diagrams above the chapter headings
  • Comparison diagrams
  • The detail in the photographs
  • Specialised vocabulary:- diameter, core, atmosphere, orbit
  • The example of scientific investigation
  • The contents page, glossary, and index
  • Background images to support the theme

There’s No Place Like Home can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills:

  • Establishing a purpose for reading
  • Interpreting scale diagrams
  • Discussing the mental images evoked by a text
  • Interpreting and using graphic information from a text
  • Raising questions from reading a text

Themes covered in this book are: Discovery, Maths, Science and Technology, Space

Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)

AuthorDavid Hill

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level25

GenreExplanation | Report

Theme/TopicDiscovery | Maths | Science and Technology

Strategy/SkillsAsking questions | Using graphic sources | Visualising

Page Count32