One thing should be evident by week four of Albert Whitman podcasts, and that is that I love this bright big blue planet we call Earth. A few weeks ago we talked trees, and today we are talking My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas — no, forget about Chicago deep dish. Today we are talking about the solar system (hence the mnemonic) and planet Earth’s unique place within that system as our home. Author and illustrator Robert E. Wells explains the sometimes complicated concepts of earth science to children through a spaceship tour of the solar system. Click below to listen to the discussion.
Robert E. Wells is the author and illustrator of nine other intriguing science books for children, including Polar Bear, Why Is Your World Melting? His book What’s Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? won the 1996 National Science Teachers Association award. His newest book Why Do Elephant’s Need the Sun? is forthcoming September 2010.