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SparkPoint Innovations

SparkPoint Innovations is a teacher-owned company working to ignite a passion for science in students. We are experienced classroom teachers who love bringing science concepts to life in new ways that students will never forget. Our classroom experience, knowledge of grade level curriculum and fast-paced teaching style allow us to lead students through an interactive series of grade-appropriate lessons covering the difficult to teach concepts of earth science. 


Educator Contact Info:

Sparkpoint Innovations Billing
PO Box 4613
Alpharetta, GA 30023

County: Cabarrus

Phone: 704-440-4448  |  Email  |  Website


Select a Program:

  • ORBIT EARTH EXPO

    • Program Description

      Students in grades K-8  journey to space to create cycles, systems and relationships between the earth, moon and sun using our 14’ Earth and 3.5’ moon. Experience eclipses, seasonal/lunar cycles, creation of winds, day/night cycles, rotation vs revolution, comparing the physical characteristics of the earth, moon and sun, gravity, order of the planets and more!

      We stay at your school all day, teaching small groups grade by grade aligned to their curriculum, using a schedule that you create. 

    • Booking / Scheduling Contact

      Contact name: Tracy Custer

      Phone: 704-440-4448  |  Email  |  Book This Organization

    • Program Details

      Artistic discipline: Multi-discipline

      Program type: Assembly/Performances

      Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, K-2, 3-5, K-5, K-8, 6-8

      Subject: Science

      Cultural origin: American

      Bilingual: No

      Max. number of students: 750

      Length of program: K & 2nd (30 min), 1st (45 min), 3rd (55 min), 4th-8th (60 min)

      Space / technical requirements:

      Our inflatable model requires a minimum 14' ceiling - including beams or fans or lights that may drop down. Access to at least two standard electrical outlets and exclusive use of the gym or multi-purpose room during school hours. We ask that all lights are turned off and all windows covered so that our program can be taught in the dark (we bring a spotlight). We require access to the room for one hour before first program and 45 minutes after for set up and take down. Teachers (or equivalent supervisor) must be in attendance, one per class of students.

      Available dates:

      Year round, excluding standard school holidays.

      Time(s):

      We stay the entire school day. Each session can accomodate up to 4 classes and each grade gets their own program customized to science standards. K & 2nd grade programs are 30 minutes, 1st grade program is 45 minutes, 3rd grade program is 55 minutes, and grade 4-8 programs are 60 minutes. Larger schools may need to book a second day in order for all students to experience the program OR choose which grade levels will participate.

      Location(s):

      We travel to your school, set up the models in your gym and stay for the whole day teaching small, grade level groups!

      Fees / ticketing:

      We book for the full school day, including one hour for setup before school and up to one hour for take down after school.

      Pricing varies on time of year as follows:
      September - January: $1500
      February - March: $1600
      April - May: $1700
      June - $1500

      Larger schools (>750) will need to book a second day in order for all students to experience program, or choose which grade levels will attend. Both days will be discounted by $200.

      Schools that book both of our programs will also receive a discount off of each program.

      Promotional discounts and/or raffle prizes will be honored.

      Price Ranges: $1501-$1750

      Common Core State Standards

      Describe this program’s top 3 connections to the Common Core State Standards:

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2
      Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3
      Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

      CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9
      Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

      North Carolina Essential Standards

      Describe this program’s top 3 connections to the North Carolina Essential Standards:

      K.E.1.3 Compare weather patterns that occur from season to season.

      1.E.1.2 Recognize patterns of observable changes in the Moon’s appearance from day to day.

      2.E.1.3 Compare weather patterns that occur over time and relate observable patterns to time of day and time of year.

      3.E.1.1 Recognize that the earth is part of a system called the solar system …and earth is the third planet from the sun.

      4.E.1.2 Explain the monthly changes in the appearance of the moon, based on the moon’s orbit around the Earth.

      5.P.1.1 Explain how factors such as gravity, friction, and change in mass affect the motion of objects.

      6.E.1.1 Explain how the relative motion and relative position of the sun, Earth and moon affect the seasons, tides, phases of the moon, and eclipses.

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    • Supporting Materials

      OEE_NC_Standards_201­7.pdf

    • References

       http://sparkpointinnovations.com/testimonials/

    • Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation fee is $750. We are happy to reschedule within the school year in the event of inclement weather or other emergencies.

    • Other Qualifications

      Has conducted educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes

      Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes

      Maintains general liability insurance: Yes

      Three letters of recommendation/references available: Yes

      Provides study guides for teachers and/or students: Yes

      Provides lesson plans: No

      Connects to North Carolina Essential Standards: Yes

      Provides tools to assess student learning: Yes

      Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes

      Provides scholarships and reduced fees: No

      Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

      Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes

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