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Gravity Action Science: Sir Isaac Newton and the Apple Tree!

from Author Valerie Marsh

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Author Valerie
Marsh begins this program with the true story of Sir Isaac Newton, using objects created with tangram pieces to illustrate the story. Your students use tangrams to create a school house,
apple tree and even the school bully.

     Ms Liz Science Wiz, along with her puppets
introduces the concept of
gravity.  Students use a sheet of paper and,working with a partner, engage in simple gravity
experiments.  Your students will "Question, Predict, Test, Observe, Conclude." This program is hands-on STEAM in action!



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Point to Point: $120.00
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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2 Homeschoolers Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

Just one listener is important!

Maximum participants:

Two classes together, or about 45 students for optimun interactivity.

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Sciences, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Leadership Storytelling

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No charge for programs cancelled due to weather.

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Author Valerie Marsh

Johns Island, SC
United States

     Valerie is the author of 13 storytelling books,  a writing teacher, and storyteller. Her books include "Paper Cutting Stories A to Z," "A Treasury of Trickster Tales," "Mystery-Fold: Stories to Tell Draw, and Fold," and "Story Puzzles: Tales in the Tangram Tradition." Other books include puppets made from food, and Heroes & Heroines.
     Valerie uses unique ways to tell tales for all ages including"Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (creating tangram figures), and Sign Language,  She offers Workshops for students, and professional development for teachers. Her story methods are easy, involve audience participation and get kids excited about writing! No matter which program you request, Valerie tailors her program to your class! Easy and fun!
      Miss Liz Science Wiz  joins Valerie for the Action Science programs. Miss Liz uses puppets and physical actions to anchor basic scientific concepts presented in our video conference programs. Miss Liz will have your students acting out all kinds of physical and life science facts!

Author Valerie Marsh
317 441 0158

Program Details


1. Author Valerie Marsh will begin this program with the true story of Sir Isaac Newton. She will use objects created with tangram pieces to illustrate the story.
2. Students will retell the story using their pre-cut tangram pieces to create art objects such as a school house, apple tree or apple.
3. Puppeteer Liz and her science puppets "Dr. Einstein" and "Peepers" will introduce the concept of gravity.
4. Students will predict and then test their prediction by using a sheet of paper. Working with a partner, student will engage in simple gravity experiments. Liz reviews what the children discovered about gravity.
5. Students are challenged to observe gravity at home, on the playground, in their classroom, everywhere!


Students will:
be able to create objects with tangram pieces
be able to retell the story of Newton's childhood
be introduced to the scientific method.
learn about The Law of Gravity.
work cooperatively with a partner during the experiments.
be active participants while conducting an experiment.
make a connection with Newton's feelings about school.
develop an appreciation for physical science.
be able to explain the concept of gravity.
be able to demonstrate gravity with an object of their choice.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Valerie will tailor her program to the standards that you want to meet with this program. Please let her know if you have specific standards that you would like her to cover.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 to .4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 to .7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.1 to .3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1 to .6
K-PS2-1, PS2.A, PS2.B. PS3.C

State Standards

Valerie will identify these for your state if you would like.