‘Tis the Season for… SPACE!
This December is going to be out of this world with a month-long space-themed celebration for kids and their grownups. Accompanying the release of “Wow in the World: Wow in Space” (HarperCollins/Clarion Books) by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, Tinkercast — the audio-first children’s media company — rockets off with podcast programming from Saturn to Mars to the sun and everything in between on “Wow in the World” and “Two Whats?! And A Wow!”
About the Book, “Wow in the World: Wow in Space”
Ages 8–12 | On sale: December 5, 2023 (HarperCollins/Clarion Books)
Based on their #1 podcast, Wow in the World, in this companion to the #1 NYT bestseller “The How and Wow of the Human Body,” Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz take readers on a funny, fact-filled tour of outer space. Zip through astronaut training school! Slip into a black hole! Apply for a job as a NASA astronaut! Meet the animals who made it to space! And that’s just the beginning!
Wow in the World
Tour of Titan
Mindy stars in “The Moon and The Submarine”… with some help from Guy Raz, while learning about what makes Titan one of Saturn’s most special (and SMELLY!) moons.
Martian Beach Party
Mindy and Guy take an intergalactic adventure as they learn about recent NASA research about the beaches of Mars.
Lucy the Space Archeologist
Mindy and Guy Raz have their heads in the stars as they dig into the latest NASA satellite, Lucy.
Two Whats?! And A Wow!
How do you put on a game show in space… you PLANET! We’re challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about PLANETS!
Any Given Sun Day
Why is Dennis talking about ice cream?! And what does it have to do with our sun? It’s up to you to guess the WOWs from the WHATs about THE SUN!
What on Earth?!
Why is Guy Raz covered in corn syrup? And what does it have to do with the Earth?! Find the WOWs from the WHATs about EARTH!
TinkerClass Educational Resources
For K-5teachers, December features free Out of this World space-themed podjects [podcasts + projects!], Kahoots! and Wow-tivities including Astronauts, Clean Up Your Outer Space! and Activity: Gravity Drop.
Astronauts, Clean Up Your Outer Space!
Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they take us on an out-of-this-world quest to solve one of the messiest problems in our solar system, space junk!
Grades: All Ages Subject Areas: Physical Science, Spanish Language Topics: Innovation, Space NGSS: 3-PS2-1, K-PS2-1
Guided Experiment: Gravity Drop
Explore gravity and air resistance with a step-by-step experiment.