I'm excited to link up with Collaboration Cuties to share a mentor text suggestion today! I rarely get the opportunity to link up about science books because I don't teach a lot of science. Another reason that I'm excited is because I HAVE PICTURES OF MY CHILDREN WITH BUZZ ALDRIN that I get to show you in my post!
The book that I want to share with you today is LOOK TO THE STARS by BUZZ ALDRIN.
This book is a wonderful text to introduce SPACE EXPLORATION but it has much more to offer than you might originally expect. The structure of the text allows it to be a wonderful resource book for the history of FLIGHT, the SPACE RACE, and of course, the history of SPACE EXPLORATION itself.
A closer look at LOOK TO THE STARS offers motivational quotes along the bottom of each page from prominent names in flight and space history.
"Research is creating new knowledge." ~Neil Armstrong (Look to the Stars page 13)
And if science and social studies content, along with motivational quotes from history aren't enough to convince you that you need this book, then you simply need to look at the illustrations! The reading teacher in me loves how this book draws you in with the vivid colors but it easily holds your attention because of how well the information is organized and presented.
A MUST READ FOR KIDS AND ADULTS interested in new knowledge! :)
Now, for my personal connection to this book! :)
In 2009, my family and I just happened to be vacationing near the Kennedy Space Center when I found out that Buzz Aldrin would be there to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the APOLLO 11 MISSION. Long story short, many long lines later, we were able to see a shuttle launch and were able to get Mr. Aldrin's autograph. While being fed through the autograph line, you know how that is, my boys were able to shake his hand briefly and I was able to snap pictures from behind. A sweet lady that was in line just in front of my youngest son, turned around quickly and grabbed some pictures from her angle. She waited for me outside, asked for my email address, and shared her pictures with me so that I could have both angles of my boys with BUZZ ALDRIN! Here's a few of our scrapbook pages from our SPACE WEEKEND! :)
Click over and visit Collaboration Cuties to see some fabulous SCIENCE MENTOR TEXTS that are being celebrated today!
Thanks for reading. :)