HOW TO SNEEZE! by Alexandra Siy

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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HOW TO SNEEZE! is a virtual author visit based on Alexandra Siy's award-winning picture book SNEEZE! Illuminating a sneeze with amazing scientific art and the experiences of a multicultural cast of kids, the book reveals why we sneeze and why we can’t stop a sneeze once it starts. A reading by the author coupled with a question and answer session will help participants understand the biology of sneezing and the importance of covering our faces to prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria in order to stay safe.

This program is for everyone! Pre-K-adults!

Alexandra Siy customizes the visit for your age group and focus--from STEM to STORYTELLING to SAFETY to just plain FUN.

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About This Program


By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00

All invoicing and payment is through Ink Think Tank,Inc..



Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Sciences, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. A $100 kill fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


Author introduces herself by removing her mask.
She asks students why it is safe for her to take off her mask.
Author reads a selection from SNEEZE! while showing the illustrations.
We then discuss scale of some of the specimens shown in the book.
We learn a new word: aerosol
We discuss how sneezing produces aerosols and how to protect ourselves from dangerous aerosols.
Older participants will learn about the anatomy of the sneeze reflex.
Presenter demonstrates how to sneeze from behind her mask and how to sanitize after a sneeze.
Time is allowed for questions and answers.


Participants will
--discover what causes a sneeze
--explore the anatomy of a sneeze
--explore the scale of irritants and particles that cause sneezing
--learn about viruses and aerosols
--discuss how masks protect us from spreading aerosols
--practice how to sneeze and sanitize (only if participants are properly social distanced)