Program Flyer: I Spy Magnify: Exploring the Microscopic World (STEM and CCSS aligned)

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Contact Information
Alexandra Siy
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (860) 868-3700
Program Title
I Spy Magnify: Exploring the Microscopic World (STEM and CCSS aligned)
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 2 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Language Arts/English, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving
Program Description
"I SPY MAGNIFY" is an interactive program for grades 1-8 based on the award-winning books by Alexandra Siy, which include BUG SHOTS: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly; SNEEZE!; and MOSQUITO BITE. Featuring images and text from the books, the program challenges students to look closely and think like a scientist by forming analogies that relate to the stunning electron micrographs. Students will interact with the author as she discusses their writing responses and answers questions.
Program Format
1. I briefly introduce myself and my books.
2. I explain why magnifying specimens provides scientists with important information; describe how the electron micrographs are made; and show examples.
3. We play a game during which students look at an image, then answer the question: "What else does it look like?" Students write their answers down.
4. We compile a selection of analogies that we arrange into a group poem that relate to a theme.
5.We discuss how scientists might use analogies to solve problems.
6. I answer questions.
The participant will
-learn how to look at highly magnified electron micrographs and relate structure to function
-create analogies to describe specific structures
-organize analogies into a theme based poem or paragraph
-gain scientific information/content about insects and human biology
-discover the relationship between science and art
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
K.4.2 Observe plants and animals, describing how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.
2.4.1 Observe and identify different external features of plants and animals and describe how these features help them live in different environments.
Program Length
one hour
Program Cost
Interactive: $300.00
Interactive Premium: $300.00
View Only: 300.00
View Only Premium: $270.00
Point to Point: $300.00
Point to Point Premium: $270.00
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
The fee is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
Cancellation Policy
We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. We make every effort to reschedule, however, a $100 kill fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?

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

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