You’re Aboard Spaceship Earth

Bibliographic Information: Lauber, Patricia, and Holly Keller. You’re aboard Spaceship Earth. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1996. Print.

Brief Annotation: This book is about how astronauts can go on a shuttle and go into space.  It includes a couple pages about space and then it goes into great detail about how shuttles have everything that is needed to survive, but we also have everything on earth that is needed to survive.  It then explains what we need to survive on earth.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-6

Readers who will like this: Any student who is highly interested in science and what it takes for humans to survive.  Although it does include some information about space, it does not include much.  A child who is highly interested in space may be disappointed about that aspect, but it could also be a good way to get them interested in other forms of science.

Rating/Response: 5- I thought it was a great book that was well organized and easy to read to students or to have students read.  It was very informative but in a way that would not overwhelm the students with too much information and it provided detailed pictures for visual learners.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: I think for any age group it would be a good idea to ask the students what they think this book will be about because the title can be somewhat deceiving.  When I first read the title, I assumed it would be about space and traveling through it, but instead it was more about Earth.

Reading Strategy: Science

Rationale for Strategy: This book contains helpful information that could be used in a science lesson about what the earth provides for us to survive and it also contains scientific facts that could be found in textbooks.

Posted by: Breanna Richey


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