Butterfly Physics: Enjoy A Butterfly Folktale! Do Action Science - Gravity, Push, Pull, Incline!

by  Author Valerie Marsh

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       Combine literacy, science and sign language! Enjoy a riddle story
about butterflies and flowers! Learn the signs to go with our story and retell the story using your own paper butterfly. Explore push,
pull, gravity and incline with your butterfly. Hands-On interactive science!

We will mail you all the fun supplies!

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About This Program


By Request: $160.00
By Request Premium: $150.00


30-45 minutes depending on your class and your schedule

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 optimum interactivity.

Primary Disciplines

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

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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 begins our program with a quick review of the difference between fiction and non-fiction. Students learn the sign language for for butterfly, flower, yes, no, science, friend, like, and gravity.
2. Together we enjoy a riddle story about a flower which turns into a butterfly.
3. Students discuss the math concept of line of symmetry, discover and discuss the riddle, and fold their own paper butterflies.
4. Miss Liz Science Wiz introduces the topics of gravity, force, friction and the motion of push and pull.
5. Students make predictions regarding what will happen to their paper butterflies as they apply force, drop them from different heights, and add paper clips (weight) to their butterflies.
6. Students explore inclines using their string!
7. We identify and apply all of these concepts to butterflies in real life!


Students will:
-be able to use our sign language and teach someone else the signs
-be able to retell our riddle story about flowers and butterflies
-be introduced to the scientific method.
-understand the terms predict, and conclude.
-learn about the forces of push versus pull
-learn about the concept of gravity
-learn about the concept of an Incline
-be able to identify the line of symmetry
-work cooperatively with a partner during the experiments
-be active participants while conducting an experiment.
-develop an appreciation for physical science.
-be able to demonstrate push/pull with an object of their choice
-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.LEA-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
Science K-PS2-1, PS2.A, PS2-2,Motion, Stability, Gravity, PS2.B. PS3.C
Art NA-D.K-4.1, 4.3, NA-T.K-4.1, NA-VA.K-4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.6
Math K- 2MD.A.2

State Standards

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