Man on the Moon (Picture Puffin Books)is one of my personal favorite picture books for young kids (preK-3rd grade). It tells the story of the first moon landing in a way children can easily understand, but manages to include some technical details.
Buzz Aldrin is one of the three heroes in the book and he was recently scheduled to visit our local air force base. His new book Look to the Stars is a children's book packed with details on the history of space exploration.
Using toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, tape, glue, rubber bands, aluminum foil, pipe cleaners and paint or a similar set of crafting supplies many designs are possible.
Rocket on the launching pad
A newly designed satellite
Unfortunately Buzz Aldrin's appearance was cancelled due to health reasons so we never got to meet him. None-the-less, the kids had a great time crafting and learned quite a bit about exploration.
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