“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 program designed to combine literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Children’s books and science demonstrations are sent to the International Space Station, where astronauts film themselves reading books and conducting the demos. The edited videos are posted on the Web, along with suggested activities (for kids, teachers, and families) and curriculum materials that can be used in the classroom. Thousands of teachers have already signed on to make use of the Story Time From Space program, and because it will be freely available on the Web, it has the potential to reach tens of millions of children around the world.
And Rosie was chosen to be one of them!
Check out astronaut Kate Rubins reading Andrea Beatys book Rosie Revere, Engineer from space: