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Science - The Physics of Dance (8th Grade)

Summary: Students will explore force, motion and energy through movement exercises. Emphasis will be placed on Newton's three laws of motion. This program can be done in 1-2 class sessions.

Science TEKS Addressed:

(6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that there is a relationship between force, motion, and energy. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an object's motion;
(B) differentiate between speed, velocity, and acceleration; and
(C) investigate and describe applications of Newton's law of inertia, law of force and acceleration, and law of action-reaction such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities, amusement park rides, Earth's tectonic activities, and rocket launches.