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?
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