Astronaut Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact

Astronaut Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact
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January 09, 2018
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Journey from the deepest trenches in the oceans to the farthest humans have ventured into space and learn what it takes to explore the extremes. You might just be surprised by how similar the domains of ASTRONAUTS and AQUANAUTS really are.

Space and the ocean. If you don't think they go together, think again! Both deep-sea and space explorers have to worry about pressure, temperature, climate, and most importantly, how to survive in a remote and hostile environment. Join us on an amazing journey as we go up in space with astronauts and dive deep down in the ocean with aquanauts to explore the far-off places of our planet and the solar system.

With a strong tie into STEM topics--such as making connections, making comparisons, and recognizing patterns across content areas--readers will discover the amazing science and incredible innovations that allow humans (and sometimes only machines) to survive in these harsh environments.

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Jennifer Swanson does a great job teaching potential young explorers all about the amazing similarities between space exploration and deep-sea exploration.

Astronaut Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact is a beautifully presented book with full color images and illustrations. The information is educational with a healthy dose of personality so the reader doesn’t feel like they are reading a textbook of boring facts.

The author has created a unique learning experience suitable for all ages. Young readers will enjoy the pictures and illustrations, learning fun facts about living in space or at the deepest parts of the ocean. Older readers will get much more from the larger blocks of text that accompany spectacular vivid images, fostering a fun environment for learning all on their own or as a family.

Teachers will love the activity section with fun experiments like “design your own spacesuit” or “Create your own submersible.” Readers will also get to meet real life Astronauts and Aquanauts at the end of the book and the glossary of terms offers further insight as well.

A great addition to home and school libraries, Astronaut Aquanaut will teach and entertain all at once. Highly recommended reading for all ages and a handy tool for teachers and parents too.
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