SparkPoint Innovations

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

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Orbit Earth Expo

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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,

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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Science
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Year round, excluding standard school holidays.

Available times:

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.

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.

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.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

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.

NC 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.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

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