Program Flyer: Isaac Newton’s Secret Science -- Author Kerrie Hollihan -- STEM/Common Core aligned

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Contact Information
Kerrie Hollihan
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (513) 254-8181
Program Title
Isaac Newton’s Secret Science -- Author Kerrie Hollihan -- STEM/Common Core aligned
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons Museum and special events
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Sciences, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented
Program Description
“Isaac Newton’s Secret Science” introduces middle grade and junior high students to the oddball Isaac Newton and how his science studies forever changed the way people think about our world and beyond.
Program Format
1. Program begins with a brief "think, pair, share" question related to Isaac Newton.
2. Kerrie shares a PowerPoint presentation about Newton the boy, Newton the college student, Newton the secret scientist, and Newton the London "man about town." She also shows a picture of his death mask and memorial.
3. Kerrie challenges each student to think "What if?..."
4. Program concludes with plenty of time for Q&A.
Students will:
-- meet Sir Isaac Newton as a singular human being who laid the foundations for modern physics and astronomy. Old stories like that of “Newton and the Apple” only begin to peel back the layers of truth surrounding a mysterious, complicated man.

--learn about Newton’s difficult childhood, struggle to obtain a university education, his grand ability to teach himself, and how Edmund Halley drew him out of his shell to write the Principia, the most important science book ever.

-- understand that we are products of our times. Newton secretly researched and wrote about alchemy in a day when it was punishable by death. In the 1900s, scholars realized that Newton’s alchemy studies were actually early studies in chemistry.

--begin to appreciate curiosity and wonder for their own sake, as well as the importance of “unplugging” to spend time in thought, play, and reflection.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Science as Inquiry
Physical Science
Earth and Space Science
English/Reading for Perspective
English/Reading for Understanding
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
History and Nature of Science

Kerrie is prepared to show how this book is aligned with CCSS standards for main idea, supporting evidence, craft, and construction.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
One hour is preferable, but timing may be adjusted to your needs.
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
The price is per site. Ink Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
Cancellation Policy
We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)FieldTripZoom

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