It’s a long way to Mars. Along the way, junior astronauts learn they’d have to dive through the hatch, sleep in a sleeping bag tethered to the wall, grow their own food, and maybe even ask “Are we there yet?” before touching down on the red planet. This book by Susan Lendroth mixes facts and fun, all sung to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.” And you could win a copy!
To enter our random drawing, submit a comment to this blog to let us know which planet you’d most like to visit. Send your comment by February 21. One lucky teacher will win!
Here are a few other out-of-this-world resources you might like:
Have you heard about the NASA Year of Education on Station? Two astronauts and former teachers are spending time on the International Space Station. While on board, they’re sharing their love of STEM and even completing some activities planned by teacher-astronaut Christa McAuliffe. Learn more here.
With Project Atmosphere, teachers who include weather-related content in their lessons can apply to attend a special workshop this summer at the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Travel, food, lodging, and instructional materials are all paid for. Apply by March 26 at ametsoc.org/Project Atmosphere.
The Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest challenges students to illustrate an endangered plant or animal—and have a chance to win a trip to Washington, DC. The deadline is March 1. Get details here.
And before you ask, yes, you can opt to visit everyone’s favorite dwarf planet, Pluto. That little underdog planet is the one I’d pick!
PS: Check out our free lessons on how to be a friend and enter for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card and $500 in Peppa Pig educational products too. Click here.