Weather on the Move Workshops for Students
Learning Activity 1: Sphere’s Density Dance
Focusing on the structure of the earth's atmosphere, this lesson introduces the concepts of layering, air density, and particles and relates these directly to dance concepts of level, kinesphere, and shape. Participants use movement skills to learn and communicate information about the structure of the atmosphere.
Learning Activity 2: Kaleidoscopic Cloud Dance
Focusing specifically on clouds in the troposphere, this lesson introduces cloud types and their associated altitudes directly to dance concepts of level, motif and shape. Participants use movement skills to learn and communicate information about the structure of the atmosphere and objects in the sky.
Learning Activity 3: Dancing Winds
This lesson introduces the expanding and condensing properties of air masses and the unequal heating of the earth as the force behind the wind. Working with principles of choreography, participants use movement skills to learn and communicate information about the structure and attributes of the atmosphere.
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"Harlan is to be commended for his leadership in integrating the arts throughout the school curriculum. His enthusiasm is contagious and provides an excellent model for children and staff to observe. Harlan uses dance concepts to facilitate students' creative, social, academic, and intellectual development. He works closely with faculty, parents, and community members to encourage the arts in the lives of all students".
-Dr. Brent Bowman
Blue Valley School District