Rabbit Goes to Space: Igniting Curiosity and Inclusion Through Bilingual Science Education

At Magnitude.io, we are thrilled to announce the publication of “Rabbit Goes to Space” /”Conejo va al Espacio”. This captivating bilingual book takes readers on an extraordinary journey of discovery and resilience, merging science, storytelling, and hands-on activities. Made possible by the National Lab Research Award (GA-2022-8936), a generous grant from the Center for the Advancement of Science in SPACE (CASIS), this initiative aims to inspire and educate young minds by distributing copies of the book to 5,000 students nationwide. While applications for the books are now closed, preorders and digital copies will be available, enabling enthusiasts to embark on this space odyssey. Schools with confirmed grants will be receiving books by early February!

Embarking on the Astrobotanical Adventure

Within the pages of “Rabbit Goes to Space” /”Conejo va al Espacio”, readers will be immersed in the captivating tale of a courageous rabbit utilizing its scientific skills to navigate the challenges and discoveries of astrobotany. Authored by Javier Montiel, this engaging story weaves together adventure, education, and the power of imagination, cultivating a love for science and exploration in children of all ages. Valeria Rodriguez’s stunning illustrations breathe life into the narrative, promising to captivate young readers and ignite their curiosity about the wonders of space.

The CASIS Grant: Empowering Future Space Explorers

Thanks to the generous support of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the launch of this book project has the potential to impact the lives of 5,000 students. The CASIS grant enables the distribution of copies of “Rabbit Goes to Space” /”Conejo va al Espacio” to schools and educational institutions, ensuring that young minds from diverse backgrounds can embark on this educational journey. In addition to the book, successful applicants will be receiving the ExoLab, a networked plant growth chamber connected to the International Space Station and schools, science centers, libraries, and museums around the world. Anyone who would like to participate will be able to access the digital book and several free K-12 online lessons through Magnitude.io. By investing in the education of young minds, CASIS paves the way for the competitiveness of our students by making science and discovery accessible to all. 

Unleashing the Power of Inclusion and Bilingualism and Lifelong Learning

As the countdown begins for the release of “Rabbit Goes to Space” /”Conejo va al Espacio”, we anticipate the profound impact this book will have on young minds. Authored by Javier Montiel and illustrated by Valeria Rodriguez, both bilingual educators. “Rabbit Goes to Space” embraces the power of bilingualism, reaching out to a diverse audience. By offering the story in both English and Spanish, it fosters inclusivity and creates opportunities for language development and cultural appreciation. In a world where diversity is celebrated, bilingual education empowers students to connect with different cultures and opens doors to global perspectives.

Together, let us embark on the pages of “Rabbit Goes to Space” and remember that space is not only an awe-inspiring frontier to explore but also a catalyst for personal growth. By nurturing the seeds of curiosity and imagination within us, we not only contribute to the advancement of our incredible universe but also nurture our own individual growth. With the fusion of science, storytelling, and bilingualism, this remarkable book sets the stage for a generation of young space enthusiasts to embrace the boundless possibilities of the cosmos and inspire generations to come.

To download the free book and print your own copy, visit the Magnitude Library.


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CEO and Co-founder of Magnitude.io
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