Connecting your students to the International Space Station

Jeff sits down with Jeffrey Bennett to discuss his new book On Teaching Science and how your students can have an astronaut read to them from the International Space Station.

About Big Kid Science

Big Kid Science ( offers fun and scientifically accurate educational products, including award-winning books, school programs, author visits, and activities and resources for individuals, families, and classroom teachers.

  • On Teaching Science: Principles and Strategies That Every Educator Should Know
  • Math for Life: Crucial Ideas You Didn’t Learn in School (Updated Edition)
  • Max Goes to the Space Station
  • Max Goes to Mars
  • Max Goes to Jupiter
  • Max Goes to the Moon
  • The Wizard Who Saved the World

Links of Interest

About Dr. Bennett

Dr. Jeffrey Bennett ( is an astronomer and educator in Boulder, Colorado. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in astrophysics and a B.A. in biophysics. He is the recipient of the 2013 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award and the Entertainment Industries Council Science Engineering and Technology (SET) Award. He is the author of On Teaching Science, Math for Life, and What Is Relativity? He is also the author of five award-winning children’s books about science, which are currently onboard the International Space Station being read by astronauts as a part of Story Time From Space (

About the author, Jeffrey Bradbury

Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!