Academic journal article Science and Children

Max Goes to the Space Station

Academic journal article Science and Children

Max Goes to the Space Station

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Max Goes to the Space Station

By Jeffrey

Bennett. $15.

32 pp. Big Kid

Science. Boulder, CO. 2014. ISBN: 9781937548285.

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The artistic design and engagement of a children's book open many different doors for young children--adventure, excitement, pursuit of information, and most of all, the opportunity to expand their own thinking. Max Goes to the Space Station: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog brings together all of these aspects in a creative and fun way.

Through fictional storytelling and factual information, the reader is introduced to a trip to the International Space Station (ISS) and learns about functions of the ISS, daily operations, and a variety of scientific concepts such as gravity, weightlessness, and orbits. The story is well written and would be appropriate for students in the intermediate grades on either an instructional or independent reading level. The information presented in the sidebars may bring forth additional discussion, as the book presents scientific explanations and information that students may be unaware of at the intermediate level. …

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