Students embark on an embodied learning journey through their NGSS Physical Science unit. Applying a range of improvisation
and choreographic techniques, students create dances about their investigations into particles of matter, separating mixtures,
and chemical reactions. The project culminates with a dance performance, interspersed with spoken word, to communicate
students’ scientific knowledge to an audience of parents and other students.
NGSS: 5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-4; CCSS English Language Arts: SP.1a, b, c, d, SP.2, SP.4, SP.5; NCAS Dance: Cr1.1.5 a,b; Cr2.1.5 a,b; Cr3.1.5 a;
Pr4.1.5 a; Pr5.1.5 c; Re7.1.5 a; Re8.1.5a