Science is a subject that should have students doing hands-on experiments, collaborative inquiry, and lots of fun discussion. There’s a time and place for reading the textbook for foundation building but it should not be the only thing you’re doing. What better way to get students up, working in groups, and laughing than through doing some Science and Dance activities?
Dance can be a fun and freeing way for students communicate their ideas and feelings. I’ve created a short unit for a grade 3 class that is very easy to do because it deals with a topic that every student should know something about: the seasons! Students have to go outside every day, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able to take what they know about how nature changes throughout the year and put it into a movement piece.
Learning lines is overrated. I think it’s time to get silly!
I have a super simple and pedagogically effective activity here that can be done with students of most ages and abilities. Continue reading