Snowflakes Physics: Cut & Tell A Snowflake Story. Do Action Science - Push, Pull, Incline, Gravity!

by  Author Valerie Marsh

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  Science, sign language and literature! Enjoy a funny story about
snowflakes! Create your own paper snowflake and use it
to explore the concepts of push, pull, gravity, friction, and incline. Apply these concepts to real life snow situations! We
'predict' that your students will love this! Hands-on interactive physics!

We will mail you all the fun supplies!

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About This Program


By Request: $155.00
By Request Premium: $145.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:

Just one!

Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Sciences, Writing

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your school is closed due to weather, please notify us by 8:00 am EST the day of your scheduled program.
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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 Paper Cutting Stories for Holidays, Puppet Tales, and True Tales of Heroes & Heroines.
     Valerie uses unique ways to tell tales for all ages including "Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and tell), "Story Puzzles" (creating tangram objects), and Sign Language. She offers a wide variety of programs for students of all ages, as well as professional development workshops for teachers. Her writing methods are easy, involve audience participation, and engage students! No matter which program you request, Valerie tailors her program to your students! Easy and fun!
      Miss Liz the Science Wiz joins Valerie for our Action Science programs. Miss Liz uses puppets, sign language and action 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
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Program Details


1. Author Valerie Marsh will begin this program with an original fiction story about snowflakes.
2. Students create their own paper snowflakes. and learn our sign language words!
3. Miss Liz presents the topics of force, friction, gravity, incline, push and pull.
4. Students make predictions regarding what happens to their snowflakes as they apply force.
5. Students experiment with push and pull forces as they make their snowflake glide across
their desk. Students vary the amount of force that they use.
6. Next we use the string as a snowflake 'zip line'. We predict how snowflakes might go faster by either increasing or decreasing the incline.
7. Students add weight (paper-clip) and discover what happens!
8. We explore these concepts as they relate to real life snow situations!
9. We will quickly review all science concepts and sign language and encourage students do the experiments at home.


Students will:
be able to retell our story about snowflakes
show the sign language that we learned
be introduced to the scientific method
learn about the forces of Push versus Pull
explore the concept of Gravity, and Friction
discover the concept of an Incline
work cooperatively with a partner during the experiments.
be active participants while conducting an experiment.
develop an appreciation for physical science
demonstrate push/pull and 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
Art NA-T.K-4.2, NA-VA.K-4.1-3, NA-VA.K-4.6, NA-D.K-4.1-3
Science K-PS2-1, PS2.A, PS2-2,Motion, Stability, Gravity, PS2.B. PS3.C
Math K.G.A.1, K.G.A.2, 1.F.A.1, G.A.1, 2.G.A.1

State Standards

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