Descriptive (nonfiction), 1,300 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 920L
Do you like to look at the night sky and think about what is out there in the universe? If so, you would enjoy A Visit to Kitt Peak. This book tells about the world's largest observatory, which is located outside of Tucson, Arizona. Readers will learn about the specialized telescopes at Kitt Peak and the work scientists do there. The text concludes with tips for stargazing at home.
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