“What you cannot imagine, you cannot do”
Now imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below.
Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space!
Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation.
We have sent our first set of children’s books to the International Space Station! This first set of 5 books are written by author Jeffrey Bennett.
While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading of ” Video Library”.
Astronauts on the ISS will also conduct and videotape 9 educational demonstrations designed by Veteran Canadian Astronaut, Bjarni Tryggvason, to complement the science concepts found in the Story Time From Space books.
To make Story Time From Space even more useful for educators, cross-content curriculum will be designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core. All of these materials, along with the videos from orbit, will be posted here on the Story Time from Space website, providing easy access for educators, families, libraries, science centers, scouts and others. So, check back often as things will continue to change.
Story Time From Space was started by educator Patricia Tribe and astronaut Alvin Drew, and also now includes veteran astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason who is designing the science demonstrations, Jack Moore who is designing the website & marketing,educator Debbie Brown-Biggs and author Jeffrey Bennett, who joined the team after his books were chosen and has granted permission for all his work to be used by Story Time From Space. CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) have supported our research and supported us in the process of getting the educational payloads up to the ISS.
Story Time From Space is working with numerous partner organizations including T2 Science & Math Education Consultants, Big Kid Science, NASA, QDAC Systems, Education Pathways, CASIS, Moore Arts, the University of Toronto, York University, MILAD Technology, and P&P Optica.