Watch astronauts on the Space Station read children’s books and perform science demonstrations! Story Time from Space offers a delightful combination of science, literacy, and entertainment through its library of free, family-friendly videos.
Both within and outside the classroom, kids and families can enjoy watching and reading along with the British, French, Japanese, and American astronauts who present these stories. Thirteen children’s books have flown to the Space Station so far.
Story Time from Space will soon add a new feature, Science Time from Space, consisting of educational demonstrations that complement the science concepts covered in the books. Free curricular support materials are being designed to connect the science content with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core. Educators, families, libraries, science centers, afterschool groups, and others can access all the resources online for free.
Educator Patricia Tribe and astronaut Alvin Drew started Story Time From Space. Former Canadian astronaut Bjarni Tryggvason designs the science demonstrations. CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) supports the program’s research and covers flight operations to get the books and demonstration materials to the Space Station.