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Science – The Physics of Dance (Physics)

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

TEKS Addressed:
(6) Science concepts. The student knows that changes occur within a physical system and applies the laws of conservation of energy and momentum. The student is expected to:
(A) investigate and calculate quantities using the work-energy theorem in various situations;
(B) investigate examples of kinetic and potential energy and their transformations
(C) calculate the mechanical energy of, power generated within, impulse applied to, and momentum of a physical system
(D) demonstrate and apply the laws of conservation of energy and conservation of momentum in one dimension