3DuxDesign teams up with youth author, Isabella Spence to bring young scientists an inspiring space-themed book and a variety of hands-on projects that will keep kids busy learning and creating for hours. In the story, Bella and her sister embark on an adventure through space, learning about planets, comets, and more as they travel!
After reading the book, use the 3DuxDesign maker kit with project booklet and challenge your students to imagine what it would be like to discover a new planet that could sustain human life! Students will explore concepts like survival needs, planetary resources, and alien life as they imagine, design and build an extraterrestrial space station.
Content can be scaffolded and adapted for grades k-5.
Expected time for project:
Expect a read-aloud plus activity to take 1-3 hours, depending on number of challenges
At home play:
Buy one book-n-build set per child at home
warning: choking hazard - small parts
Opt for one book-n-build set per team of 3 students if students will be reading the book together in a group. Order one book plus one kit per 3-student team if you plan to read the book to the entire class.
Opt for one book for the class plus a kit for each student if you plan to have students bring projects home as a "make-n-take" project.