Astronaut: Life as a Scientist and Engineer in Space

Imagine working in a laboratory that’s 200 miles above Earth’s surface. You perform experiments on microbes, metals and even your own body. You travel to work on a spacecraft, work alongside robots and drink your own recycled urine! It’s all in a day’s work for Tim Peake and the other astronauts who live and work aboard the International Space Station. This fascinating look at the life of an astronaut introduces readers to the real-life applications of STEM subjects and includes a Q&A for any reader who feels that a career in space science could be for them!

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  • ISBN: 978-1-910549-95-7
  • Age Group: 8 to 12 years
  • Series: Get To Work With Science and Technology
  • Author: Ruth Owen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 254 x 203 mm
  • Curriculum Links: Careers, Earth and space, Non-fiction reading, Science, STEM, Working scientifically
Key Selling Features
• High-interest non-fiction text • Suitable for Hi-Lo reading • Exciting behind-the-scenes photographic imagery • Diagrams and charts • A science project for kids to try • Non-fiction features including: table of contents, labels and captions, glossary and index
Series Information
Series Name: Get To Work With Science and Technology  
Written as narrative non-fiction, each book in this series combines core science information with firsthand accounts of everyday life as a scientist. From analysing data, to using tools and technology, kids will be excited to see how real-life scientists and engineers solve problems using the same scientific techniques that students will be studying and using in the classroom.