Gravity Action Science: Sir Isaac Newton, the School Bully and an Apple Tree!

by  Author Valerie Marsh

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    How are gravity and school bullies related? Find out when we use
tangrams and paper apples to learn about Isaac Newton's childhood, his
interest in science, and how he dealt with a school bully. Students
engage in interactive experiments about Gravity, Matter, Mass, Distance,
Orbit and Center of Gravity. Your students will Question, Predict,
Test, Observe, and Conclude! This program is hands-on action physics!

Students will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a facial tissue.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $140.00
Point to Point Premium: $130.00

Please email us with any questions. we love to talk with teachers about science and writing!


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

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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 Puppet Tales, 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 facts presented in our programs. Miss Liz will have your students acting out all kinds of physical and life science concepts!

Please note: All of our programs are for learners in school or at home, or both!

Author Valerie Marsh
317 441 0158

Program Details


1. Author Valerie Marsh begins this program with the true story of Sir Isaac Newton. She will use objects created with tangram pieces to illustrate the story of how Issac dealt with a school bully and discovered gravity..
2. Students retell the story using their pre-cut tangram pieces to create art objects such as Issac, a school bully, school house, apple tree or apple.
3. Miss Liz the Science Wiz introduces the concept of gravity,matter, mass, distance, orbit, and center of gravity..
4. Students make predictions and then test them by using a paper apple.
5. Students are challenged to observe these physics concepts 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 gravity., matter, mass, distance, orbit, and center 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 these concepts.
be able to demonstrate these concepts 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.