Program Title

Sally Ride, America’s First Woman Astronaut (Virtual)
Provider Name
Sheryl Faye Miniscalco
Sheryl Faye

Amesbury , MA 01913

Program Description
New** Sally Ride On-Line Program!! Now the children can learn all about the first American Woman Astronaut and scientist. This show has been professionally pre-recorded with two cameras, great quality. A link and password will be sent out. Simply click the link, enter the password and that is it, very easy. Teacher materials including the experiments I do in the show will be sent ahead of time. A live q&a will also be included and hosted by the school using whatever platform they currently use. They will invite me to join and I will be there in costume to continue the discussion and connecting it to the NY Standards of responding and connecting. Sally Ride is glued to the classroom television as astronaut John Glenn blasts off into space. “I want to do that,” she quietly says to herself, only to be reminded that girls can’t be astronauts. They can’t be shortstop for the LA Dodgers either, another early aspiration, and she soon sets her sights on tennis, learning teamwork and good sportsmanship. Her insatiable curiosity leads to a passion for science, and children will join in Sally’s discoveries through fun, interactive experiments, all of which they can do again at home. As she matures, she studies the wonders of the universe and finally, when girls can, she becomes America’s first woman astronaut and a passionate advocate for STEM. Her compelling story will ignite students’ curiosity and inspire them to dream, dare and develop their own gifts and talents to the fullest. This show is appropriate for audiences K – 5. For older audiences, I have crafted another version, please inquire! RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS: Common Core in STEM, social studies and language arts Women’s history American history Character education Biographies Authors Space studies Team building and leadership School book fair

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Cost Single: 475
Cost Multiple: 325

45 minutes