Astronauts on the Space Station (Kid Scientist)

by Sue Fliess (Author) Mia Powell (Illustrator)

Astronauts on the Space Station (Kid Scientist)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Kid Scientist

A team of kid astronauts finds out that by working together they can solve big problems.

José is an astronaut. He and his crew are traveling to the International Space Station to research how outer space affects the human body and plant growth. When space debris damages the station's solar panels, José's crew learns that they must be ready for anything while living in space.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3--This series imagines children exploring science careers. Illustrations include boys and girls from diverse backgrounds searching for insects in the rain forest or carrying out experiments aboard the International Space Station. Back matter includes an explanation of the career featured in the story, as well as advice on how to prepare for that career. A review of the scientific method includes examples of how it was used by the characters. And a list of suggested reading concludes each book. The Insect Experts title is loosely based on a real event from 2014. VERDICT This series could be read aloud to introduce students to STEM careers or explored by readers who already have an interest in science.

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Review quotes

While these books put forth the idea of one scientific method rather than scientific methodologies, they remain entertaining ways of showing these practices in action.—Booklist

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Albert Whitman & Company
Publication date
October 20, 2022
Kid Scientist
BISAC categories
JNF051010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
JNF011000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Careers
JNF037030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Flowers & Plants
Library of Congress categories

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