by Sue Fliess (Author) Mia Powell (Illustrator)
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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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.Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
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