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Discovery! Discovery! Why Scientists Love Science (STEM and NGSS aligned) by Vicki Cobb

from Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Vicki Cobb's Discovery! Discovery! Why Scientists Love Science is a highly entertaining,  interactive show that gets kids excited and enthusiastic about science, reading and poetry. Everyone in the audience experiences how scientists think, the limits of their own perceptions and the engineering of potato chip packaging to keep chips fresh. PLUS YOU GET A FREE COPY OF WE DARE YOU!with your booking.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $300.00
Point to Point Premium: $270.00
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00

The price is per site. Ink Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.


45 minutes for grades 3-6

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

20 per room

Maximum participants:

80 per room

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Sciences, Writing, Reading

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We make every effort to re-book. However, a last-minute cancellation, with less than a two-day warning, will incur a $100 kill fee.

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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, Heather Montgomery, Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy, Steve Swinburne , Peggy Thomas, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


Vicki begins by sharing a poem she wrote as a child. She explains how she writes about the real world by experiencing it personally as part of her research. She then leads kids through a story of how we know the sun is the center of the solar system, hands-on activities that show the limits of their own senses, and how engineers think about packaging to keep potato chips fresh..


As a result of this program kids will have
*experienced personal limitatations of their senses
*gained an understanding of how science makes discoveries despite the limitations of senses and experiences
*gained a motivation to read Vicki Cobb's wonderful and award-winning science books.
*learn some amazing discoveries about the solar system and potato chips that their parents probably don't know. Very empowering.
Have a book to continue the experience and enlarge upon it.

Standards Alignment

National Standards






Also aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards for hands-on science.