Snow Much to Know! Action Science

by  Author Valerie Marsh

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    Science, art, storytelling! Your students create their own paper
snowflake to tell a fun story with a surprise ending. Then they use it
to explore the fascinating science of snow crystals and how they form!
Then we explore the three states of matter and act out the water cycle. We 'predict' that your students will love this!
We will adapt this program to your grade level!

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00
By Request Premium: $130.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Home Schoolers!

Minimum participants:

Just one!

Maximum participants:

2 classes together for optimum interactiviy.

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Sciences, Special Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Special Needs

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No charge for weather related cancellations.

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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
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Program Details


Students will:
1. learn about some fun snow facts
2.. listen to an original story by about snowflakes by Author Valerie Marsh
3. retell the story with Valerie and create their own paper snowflakes. Students will need a piece of white photocopy paper and a pair of scissors.
3. learn that no two snowflakes are alike and that they are formed in a hexagonal shape
4. learn how snow crystals are formed and how they develop into snowflakes.
5. students will form their own snow crystals from scrap paper
6. learn the three forms of water.
7. observe how a liquid takes the shape of the container
8.. do an endothermic reaction experiment by melting an ice cube using the heat from their hands. They will time this!
9. explore the water cycle. as it pertains to snow
10. take their snowflake from the story and run it through the water cycle


Students will:
1. understand how snow crystals are formed
2. learn that snow crystals are hexagons
3. learn that there are different kinds of snow crystals
4. develop an appreciation for physical science and meteorology
5. learn the three forms of water
6. be able to identify the three forms of water
7. understand the water cycle
8. be able to act out the water cycle
9. .become familiar with the science terms of question, predict, experiment, observe, record, materials.
10. retell our snowflake fiction story

Students will need a pencil, several pieces of white paper, scissors, an ice cube, several different sized containers, and a glass of water.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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 Standards
Science Standards