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Learning Goals

The educational mission of READY JET GO! is to build on children’s curiosity about astronomy and earth science, telling stories that feature characters learning about space in a way that is accessible to children.

An important message of READY JET GO! is this: when we voyage out into space, we get an added benefit – we get to turn around and see our own planet Earth in amazing new ways. Every astronaut who has gone into space and looked back at the Earth has two things to say about our planet: (1) that words fail to describe how beautiful it is and (2) when you see the thin layer of atmosphere that is the only thing separating us from the void of space, you truly can appreciate the miracle of this beautiful blue spaceship we call home. Borders no longer really matter, and taking care of Spaceship Earth becomes every human’s shared responsibility. We want to make our kid viewers into responsible citizens of Planet Earth.

The READY JET GO! astronomy curriculum covers the basics about the planets, moons, asteroids, comets of our solar system, and the fact that our own Sun is actually a star—one of billions in our own Milky Way Galaxy. And because the kids get to travel into space, we get to study the planets up close, AND get to look back at the Earth! Through the eyes of Sean, Sydney, and Jet and his travel-doc parents, READY JET GO! will teach kids about the science of our own planet. We want to encourage kids to get outside and get to know the Earth, and to understand our place in the universe.

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