If you’ve ever wanted to teach your geekling about particle physics but weren’t sure where to begin, try reading them The Little Particle That Could, a storybook for young children that just launched on Kickstarter. It’s a whimsical story about a cute graviton who notices a passing photon and wants to get to know him better. So she follows him around, even through a black hole, until she eventually catches up with him. The book covers fun topics such as gravity, relativity, light, and particle physics in a way that’s completely understandable for kids.
Written by Jason Rodriguez, the editor of Colonial Comics, the book is quite affordable, with a backer level starting at $12 including domestic shipping! One of the stretch goals is to turn the book into a high quality board book, which would help introduce these concepts to even younger kids.
It’s never too early to learn the basics. Check out the Kickstarter campaign to pledge. The campaign just launched, and goes through February.