Overview: Lesson connecting science and dance through energy and force.
This lesson explores the idea of energy and force through movement. Connecting the Next Generation Science Standards and National Arts Standards for Dance. Students will be utilizing the Force Field strategy we shared to navigate through the cause and effect of balanced and unbalanced forces. Developed for grades 3-5, this lesson seed is designed as a start for exploring the natural connections between science and the arts.
Grade level: 3-5 | Content: Science and Dance | Assessment: Peer Review
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Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.