AP-Green Light e-book helps kids explore space

April 17, 2013
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Exploring Space
The Associated Press, in collaboration with Green Light Learning Tools, has released a new educational e-book on space exploration.

Geared toward students in fourth through eighth grades, educators and parents, “Exploring Space” is available for download at the Apple iBookstore.

In an innovative approach to marrying news coverage and curriculum, the book features educational text paired with stunning AP photography and  video footage. 

Students can tap their way through an interactive timeline on the history of the space race, illustrated by historic AP images, or flip through a gallery of notable astronauts.  Readers can learn about the origins of modern astronomy and the future of space exploration, swipe through an interactive map of constellations and hear NASA scientists explain why they think water might have once flowed on Mars.

“News video and images have tremendous power to engage and inform and bring a subject like space exploration to life in the classroom,” said Sue Cross, AP’s senior vice president for business development and partner relations in the Americas. “We are pleased to be working with Green Light, a leader in the emerging education uses of news, to reach a wide audience across these new platforms.”

Earlier this year, AP collaborated with Green Light on an e-book about the American presidency. Both e-books are available for download at the Apple iBookstore for $5.99, and are compatible with the iPad2 or later and the iPad Mini.

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About AP
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the Web: www.ap.org.
 
About Green Light Learning Tools
Green Light Learning Tools applies more than a decade of experience building educational products to the newest software and emerging technologies. No longer confined by paper and pencil and classroom textbooks, learning now takes place on websites, interactive whiteboards, tablets and even phones, and it is expected to be engaging, cost less, and produce higher achievement. Green Light Learning Tools is dedicated to this new frontier in education, where learning changes quickly, is both engaging and economical, and streams through new digital pathways into classrooms and beyond. 

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