How To Talk To Your Kids About Space Without Spacing Out – Book Giveaway

My kids love to talk about the universe, identify planets, use the telescope and identify the constellations. Luckily for them, my husband shares this passion with them. They can talk for hours about it all and love watching eclipses and meteor showers together. If you are less than savvy about all things in the universe but have kids with loads of questions, I want to share something that can help you.

Max Goes to Jupiter is an educational picture book written by an expert astrophysicist and educator whose books happen to be on board the International Space Station  and are being read aloud by astronauts!

Dr. Jeffrey Bennett opens a window into space in the half-fiction, half-science story Max Goes to Jupiter (Big Kid Science, June 2018, updated second edition with a special section for teachers and parents about how to use the book and “Story Time From Space”) which is also now available in Spanish: Max Viaja a Jupiter. Read about Story Time from Space in this Huffington Post article.

I really like that this book is filled with so much information about Jupiter. My kids just loved learning about all the interestings facts like the ones below:

  • How to find Jupiter in the night sky
  • The importance of Galileo’s discovery of moons around Jupiter
  • Why spaceships can’t land on Jupiter
  • The missions to Jupiter
  • The possibility of a future “space elevator”
  • What the ocean is like on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons and could there be life?

Giveaway:

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18 Responses to How To Talk To Your Kids About Space Without Spacing Out – Book Giveaway

  1. Jenny Q.

    I like that this author has experience teaching preschool all the way through graduate school. I am sure that gives him a unique perspective to write from.

  2. Amy D

    Dr. Bennett is the lead author of college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics that together have sold more than 1.5 million copies, and of numerous critically acclaimed books for the general public, for children, and for educators.

  3. Amy D

    I learned that Dr. Bennett is the lead author of college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics that together have sold more than 1.5 million copies, and of numerous critically acclaimed books for the general public, for children, and for educators.

  4. Anne Higgins

    Dr. Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. in Biophysics (University of California, San Diego) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics (University of Colorado).
    Dr. Bennett’s personal mission is to contribute toward the goal of global education, promoting understanding of the relationship between humanity and the natural world. His approach to science education includes an emphasis on quantitative literacy, environmental education and space education.

  5. Antoinette M

    I learned that readings of his children’s books have been videotaped by astronauts in space.

  6. Tiffany Schmidt

    Dr. Bennett is the lead author of college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics.

  7. Ashley C

    I learned that he was a visiting senior scientist at NASA! He is so impressive!

  8. Katie J

    I learned that he is the lead author of college textbooks in mathematics!

  9. Leela

    He is an expert in Astrophysics.

  10. vera wilson

    He was founder of Big Kids Science.

  11. Ken C

    I like that Dr. Bennet has 6 childrens books out there

  12. Wehaf

    “Max Goes to Jupiter” is on of six children’s books by Dr. Bennett.

  13. Melissa J

    I learned that he is an expert in quantitative reasoning.

  14. Rebekah

    He has a book that has flown on a space shuttle!

  15. Cassandra D

    I learned that Dr. Jeffery is the founder of Big Kid Science.

  16. Heather!

    I learned that he is concerned with the relationship between humanity and the natural world. I dig that.

  17. Fiona N

    I did not know he is the founder of Big Kids Science 🙂
    Thank You!

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