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Keep Exploring - 5 Things to Know About “Ready Jet Go!”

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Have you had fun learning about astronomy and Earth science with “Ready Jet Go!”? Keep exploring PBS KIDS’ newest series with games, hands-on activities and more!

If you’ve tuned in, you know that “Ready Jet Go!” takes kids on a journey into outer space and builds their natural curiosity about science, technology and astronomy in thirty-minute episodes on weekdays at 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. But the fun with Sean, Sydney, Jet and Mindy doesn’t end with the episodes!

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If you and your space adventures want to keep exploring after the show, there are all sorts of great resources available to continue the fun (and learning) on pbskids.org/readyjetgo and through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Here are five of our favorites:

 

5.) Free “Ready Jet Go!” Printable Coloring Sheets

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Find coloring sheets that you can print out any time with the space explorer crew, plus Sunspot, Jet’s parents and Beep!

 

4.) Astronomer Amy Segments Screen_Shot_2016-02-18_at_12.00.36_PM

Astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who stars in the series’ live Astronomer Amy interstitials, shares video clips about everything from how binoculars work to Endeavor and the Hubble Space Telescope here. 


3.) Printable Constellation Maps

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Practice coloring and tracing eight of the major constellations and learn their names with these free printables. Then, take your sheets outside to see if you can spot them in the night sky!


2.) Interactive Online Games

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Mindy’s Constellation Exploration

Trace the constellations, learn their names and hear their stories with Mindy in this fun game. It’s great practice before you go out at night to look for the real things!

Sean’s Rescue Quest

Go with Sean into outer space to help “Beep” recover its solar panels and get back to earth. Along the way, you’ll learn all kinds of amazing facts about the moon, Mars and Venus!


1.) Space Station Feed

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Space explorers can see the earth from space, just like Jet, when they check out the livestream from the International Space Station!

If you’re all set to “Ready Jet Go!” now, head on over to pbskids.org/readyjetgo to explore the offerings for yourself. Want to catch up on any episodes you’ve missed? PBS KIDS has that covered, too! Watch online or look for the episodes via PBS KIDS video apps.


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