How do children experience momentous events such as the Moon landing in 1969? How do they make sense of something as abstract and complex as the moment when the crew of Apollo 11 stepped onto the surface of the moon?
Moonwalkers, written by Mark Greenwood, illustrates beautifully how Billy and his siblings experience the Moon landing through imaginative play. From blast-off to the actual landing – the children go through the same stages of a Moon exploration: crafting a space module, using walkie-talkies for communicating, making their very own space suits, eating space food and experiencing zero gravity in the bathtub.
Have the children heard of the Moon landing before? Why do they think it was so special? Is a Moon landing considered special today? Have the children ever discovered something that no one else has discovered before?
With our book recommendations, we want to spark an interest in children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Most books go beyond the obvious STEM connections and can be a great starting point for exploring children’s questions and ideas further.
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Article author: Tina Gaertner
Graphic Design & Marketing Support
Tina combines her love of graphic design with a master’s degree in adult education. She loves using her creativity and digital expertise to contribute to changing young children’s lives.