Astronaut-Aquanaut – How Space Science and Sea Science Interact
Journey from the deepest trenches in the oceans to the farthest humans have ventured into space and learn what it takes to explore the extremes. You might just be surprised by how similar the domains of ASTRONAUTS and AQUANAUTS really are.
Space and the ocean. If you don't think they go together, think again! Both deep-sea and space explorers have to worry about pressure, temperature, climate, and most importantly, how to survive in a remote and hostile environment. Join us on an amazing journey as we go up in space with astronauts and dive deep down in the ocean with aquanauts to explore the far-off places of our planet and the solar system.
With a strong tie into STEM topics--such as making connections, making comparisons, and recognizing patterns across content areas--readers will discover the amazing science and incredible innovations that allow humans (and sometimes only machines) to survive in these harsh environments
About Jennifer Swanson (Jacksonville, Florida Author)
Science Rocks! And so do Jennifer Swanson’s books. She is the award winning author of over 35 nonfiction books for children. A self-professed science geek, Jennifer started a science club in her garage at the age of 7.
While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer's passion for science resonates in in all her books but especially, BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge) which was named an NSTA Best STEM book of 2017 and an NSTA Outstanding Trade Book 2017Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist, and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, and a Nerdy Book Club award. Her book, Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Resetting the Thermostat, from 21st Century Books/ Lerner received a Junior Library Guild Selection.
Jennifer has a B.S. in Chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy and her M.S. Ed. (K-8) science from Walden University. She has been employed as a middle school science instructor by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth for the past five years. You can visit Jennifer at her website www.JenniferSwansonBooks.com.