- Math and science education, for all ages
- Quantitative reasoning
- The science of global warming
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. in Biophysics (University of California, San Diego) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics (University of Colorado). His extensive educational experience includes teaching at every level from preschool through graduate school, proposing and helping to develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC, creating the first broad-based curriculum for courses in quantitative reasoning, and serving two years as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters, where he helped create numerous programs designed to build stronger links between the research and education communities.
Dr. Bennett is the lead author of college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics that together have sold more than 1.5 million copies, and of numerous critically acclaimed books for the general public, for children, and for educators. He has received numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, and has been honored to have seven of his books launched into space: His astronomy textbook, The Cosmic Perspective, flew on the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009, and his six children’s books are all currently aboard the International Space Station, where they have been read aloud by astronauts for the Story Time From Space program.
AUTHOR MISSION STATEMENT
Dr. Bennett’s personal mission is to contribute toward the goal of global education, promoting understanding of the relationship between humanity and the natural world. His approach to science education includes an emphasis on quantitative literacy, environmental education and space education.
In alignment with his mission, Dr. Bennett is involved with Story Time from Space, a project of the Global Space Education Foundation. Readings of his children’s books have been videotaped by astronauts in space and are available to view at www.storytimefromspace.com.
Link to full mission statement.
- Max Goes to Jupiter (Second Edition) (Big Kid Science, June 2018)
- A Global Warming Primer: Answering Your Questions About The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions (Big Kid Science, September 2016)
- I, Humanity (Big Kid Science, January 2016)
- Max Goes to Mars (Big Kid Science, April 2015)
- On Teaching Science: Principles and Strategies That Every Educator Should Know (Big Kid Science, September 2014)
- What Is Relativity? An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas, and Why They Matter (Columbia University Press, March 2014)
- Max Goes to the Space Station (Big Kid Science, November 2013)
- Math for Life: Crucial Ideas You Didn’t Learn in School (Updated Edition) (Big Kid Science, October 2013)
- The Wizard Who Saved the World, (Updated Edition, 2018) (Big Kid Science, November, 2012)
- Max Goes to the Moon (2nd Edition) (Big Kid Science, September 2013)
- Beyond UFOs (2nd Edition) (Princeton University Press, 2011)