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.
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.
RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS:
- Common Core in STEM, social
studies and language arts
- Women's history
- American history
- Character education
- Space studies
- Team building and
- School book fair
SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES:
*October - National Book Month
*October 19-23 - National
CHARACTER COUNTS! Week
*November - Inspirational Role Models
*November - Aviation History Month
*November 16-20 - American Education
*January - Reaching Your Potential
*February 11 - National Inventor's Day
*March - Women's History Month
*March - Expanding Girls' Horizons in
Science and Engineering Month
*April: Global Astronomy Month
*May: Young Achievers/Leaders of
*May 26: Sally Ride's Birthday
*For specific tie-ins to your state's curriculum and learning standards,
please call our office.
was wonderful -- the program, the teacher materials -- everything. This was
the best show we've had!"
St. Josaphat School, Chicago
engaging program. Great science experiments using students as helpers!"
Glen Oaks School, Hickory Hills
thoroughly enjoyed the program. Students loved the science experiments and
the question and answer period. Great experience for all!"
Wiesbrook School, Wheaton
Promoted positive thinking, scientific thinking, play fair, growth mindset,
too. Kids were enthralled. We absolutely loved you!"
--Teacher, Loomis School, Lake Zurich
"My students really enjoyed
the assembly and the experiments. They checked out many books about space and
Sally Ride afterward."
--Teacher, Riley School, Northlake
"Nice to see a
"modern" figure. Loved encouraging girls in science!"
--Teacher, St. William's School,
"These programs are always
fantastic. So engaging and informative."
--Teacher, Benson School, Itasca