How Do We Know the Earth Is Moving? by Vicki Cobb (STEM and NGSS aligned)

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Vicki Cobb, recipient of the AAAS Lifetime Achievement Prize for 2012, tells the story of how the imaginations of Copernicus and Galileo predicted the proof that the sun moves around the earth. Children will become outraged at Galileo's punishment and will quickly see that we're still resisting scientific truth. This program humanizes the BIG ideas of science.

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Literacy, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Social Studies/History, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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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


Vicki Cobb is noted for her interactive programs with children. Her use of lots of questions without calling on a individual children involves the class in thinking. Some of her points are illustrated with slides and with a video animation. There is time for the children to ask questions.


The children will:
•Experience the mystery that is revealed by scientific questioning
•Understand that, in science, how we know determines what we know.
•learn an easy hands-on way to understand a complex idea.
•see how difficult it is to gain public acceptance for a new idea.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Science as Inquiry
Physical Science
Earth and Space Science
Unifying concepts and processes in science
Science in personal and social perspectives
History and nature of science