A few weeks ago Mission Control received a request from children’s book author, former comics editor, and now fourth grade teacher Phil Amara: How can an elementary school teacher use Ellie on Planet X best in class?




Not being a teacher myself (although the Strang Institute Mission Control has many on staff), I turned the question over to Ellie’s Facebook and Twitter followers. The answers boiled down to teaching about space exploration, robotics, the importance of science, the fun of reading, using your imagination, sharing, and empathy. Thanks to everyone who contributed.




Then Phil’s fourth graders took inspiration from Ellie’s discoveries and made their own comics about science and exploration. Phil sent a few pics to share!

Thanks, Boston Fourth Graders! You Rock!