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Vicki Cobb

Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Greater New York City Area
Vicki Cobb, the “Julia Child” of hands-on science, a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia’s Teachers College, is a former science teacher with a M.A. in secondary school science. The publication of her classic book, Science Experiments You Can Eat, (an updated, revised edition was released in 2016 by HarperCollins) established her as an innovator in hands-on science. Take a look on her website www.vickicobb.com to get a sense of her playful and accessible approach to science in her 85+ books for grades K-8 that cover physics, chemistry and biology, biographies, geography, and the human body.She is also pioneering a video project based on her book We Dare You! Check out the hilarious videos at www.wedareyouvideos.com She has performed “Science Surprises,” her interactive and engrossing show for kids, in 49 of the fifty states (missing only North Dakota) as well as internationally. A veteran motivator/professional development presenter of day-long in-services/keynote speaker, Vicki uses her expertise, humor, wit and background as an educator to inspire teachers to make science teaching the highpoint of their day. Currently she is president and founder of iNK Think Tank, Inc., a nonprofit company that focuses on the contribution that nonfiction literature and its authors can make to education. She contributes to: The Nonfiction Minute, (which has had 3 million page views over the past three and a half years) and has been a Contributor to the Huffington Post and has recently launched www.vickicobbsblog.com in connection with the Nonfiction Minute. Vicki Cobb received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.