DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Connolly will be available September 17. He will be doing morning and afternoon visits. (Please indicate your date and time preferences on the survey.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sean Connolly is the author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science, The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math, and dozens of other books for both children and adults. A father of three, he is in an ideal position to explain the nuts and bolts of these experiments. Visit Sean on Facebook @seanconnolly007. You can see an interview with Sean here.
Explore the exciting but potentially disastrous world of digital technology, robotics, computer science, and electronics with fun sci-fi flair and hands-on projects. Sean Connolly's award-winning science series now includes the T in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)!Sean Connolly’s bestselling “genius at work” series gets it’s “T!” STEM, standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, refers to the core non-humanities subjects that are so critical to contemporary education. And now, after covering everything but the technology, this master of fun, messy, possibly risky and compelling interactive science experiments explores twenty-seven key areas in current and near-future tech.
Author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters, and, most recently, The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry Sean Connolly delves into the fascinating and potentially scary world of driverless cars, artificial intelligence, robots and androids, smart clothing, the “internet of things,” test-tube meat, the space elevator, and more. Through cool illustrations, quick definitions, illustrated panels, and Connolly's clear and always-lively writing, readers learn what each breakthrough means; how it has or will improve our lives; what other technologies are related to it; and what the terrifyingly awesome potential risks are. (3D printing? What happens when someone bad “prints” a weapon?) And to make the learning hands-on, each chapter includes an experiment to help understand the underlying principles of these incredibly complicated developments: Use milk jugs and balloons to test solar power. Food dye and water to understand genome technology. A paper airplane to gain insight into drones. Two boards and two friends to replicate the force of a powered exoskeleton. It’s science, down to a T.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
The author will give a presentation involiving experiements from the book, The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology: 27 Experiments for Young Scientists.
Presentation length: 1 hour
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary Grades 4–5/6 and Middle school 6-7.
DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS
Microphone/speakers (wireless preferred as he’ll be doing experiments), Long table, 4-5 students PRE-SELECTED by teacher prior to visit to participate
*The media escort will bring experiment supplies but we may ask the schools to provide basic objects like chairs, heavy books, etc. The school will be notified advance notice of what is needed.
The King's English will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
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