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Show-Biz Science:
Meet Vicki Cobb

Vicki Cobb is the author of more than 85 highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Since 1972, when HarperCollins first published Science Experiments You Can Eat, Vicki's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has been her trademark. Her activities engage students in experiences that create real learning. She visits schools across the country with a one-woman show, "Science Surprises, that captivates children and their teachers. Vicki has appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman" and "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." Many current trends -- including whole language, hands-on learning, multi-disciplinary curriculum, and critical thinking -- are embodied in Vicki's work. Visit her at



Show-Biz Science is scripted by popular children's book writer Vicki Cobb. Click to read a brief synopsis of her philosophy of teaching science.

Visit our archive of archive of Show-Biz Science Activities. Watch for a new activity each week! Then chat with Vicki -- share your feedback and ask your questions about teaching science -- on our special Showbiz-Science message board.

Be sure to visit Vicki's Kids' Science Page for more great science fun, a complete list of her books, and information about how you can invite Vicki to come to your school!



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