Title

Physics of Dance: Lesson Planning

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

15-5-2019

End Date

15-5-2019

Abstract

In an upcoming school year there will be a new General Education class offered called the Physics of Dance. My experience with both physics and dance were drawn upon to create some of the labs and lesson plans for this class. The physics concepts in the course will include kinematics, rotation, torque, center of mass, force, and momentum. The goal of these labs and lesson plans is to not only teach the physics concepts but to get the students out of their seats and dancing in the classroom. To accomplish this goal, dance moves that embody each physics concept are incorporated into the curriculum. Course content design and development made use of resources and measuring devices/equipment that currently exists in the physics department and led to some recommendations for the purchase of new equipment. In my presentation, I will share the key concepts of these labs and lesson plans.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Cassandra Fallscheer

Department/Program

Physics

Physics of Dance_ Lesson Planning.pptx (14036 kB)
Slides for SOURCE 2019 presentation Meyer

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Physics of Dance_ Lesson Planning.pptx (14036 kB)
Slides for SOURCE 2019 presentation Meyer

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May 15th, 12:00 AM May 15th, 12:00 AM

Physics of Dance: Lesson Planning

Ellensburg

In an upcoming school year there will be a new General Education class offered called the Physics of Dance. My experience with both physics and dance were drawn upon to create some of the labs and lesson plans for this class. The physics concepts in the course will include kinematics, rotation, torque, center of mass, force, and momentum. The goal of these labs and lesson plans is to not only teach the physics concepts but to get the students out of their seats and dancing in the classroom. To accomplish this goal, dance moves that embody each physics concept are incorporated into the curriculum. Course content design and development made use of resources and measuring devices/equipment that currently exists in the physics department and led to some recommendations for the purchase of new equipment. In my presentation, I will share the key concepts of these labs and lesson plans.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/55