Heaps of ideas for discussion and links to curriculum.
Download the teaching notes (pdf)
Behind-the-scenes blog posts
Read a free sample
Read a bit before you buy the book. Also great for using to read the start of the book to a class.
View the sample chapter here (pdf)
Read-aloud on Story Box Library
Listen to Stellarphant being read out by actor Jillian Nguyen.
See a preview here:
High-resolution cover image
The True History of Animals in Space
If you’ve read Stellarphant, you’ll know the back endpapers feature a timeline of the True History of Animals in Space.
I’ve recorded a bunch of short videos to tell you more about those animals.
Feel free to share these videos and use them in the classroom!
Here’s the playlist – new videos uploading weekly, 11 in total.
How to draw Stella from Stellarphant
A free video tutorial showing you how to draw Stella the elephant (available Friday August 12th).
Draw your own animal astronaut – download pdf
Paper plate elephant mask – download pdf
Spacewalk 3D illustration – download pdf (2 pages)
This fantastic and easy activity was thought up by the wonderful librarian Lisa Black!
Glow-in-the-dark rocket collage – download pdf
Colouring-in (front cover) – download pdf
Colouring-in (capsule) – download pdf
Colouring-in (spacewalk) – download pdf
Colouring-in (spectators) – download pdf
3D model of the Apollo 11 Command Module interior (external site)
You get to rotate the ‘camera’ around and have a look inside. Very cool!
NASA has mountains of free info and activities, but it’s spread over a bunch of different websites.
Check out all of these:
NASA Kids’ Club – external site
NASA STEM Engagement for Students K-4 – external site
NASA STEM @ Home for K-4 – external site
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory teacher resources – external site
NASA Astronaut Selection Process – external site
A Brief History of Animals in Space – external site
Women in Space – external site
Women @ NASA (interviews) – external site