Scholars Dance to Newton's Law of Motion
Dancing Wheels Company and School, as part of Collinwood 2015, just completed their 10 week residency at O.H. Perry. The schools fifth grade class got to learn about Newton's Laws of Motion, incivility, and dance. The residency concluded with a performance for the school, teaching their fellow scholars about physics.
Dancing Wheels, a physically integrated dance company, unites the talents of dancers with and without disabilities. When the residency began, many of the students didn't understand physics, let alone physical integration. This changed when they were taught a dance routine explaining Newton's Laws of Motion, and how their everyday actions follow those laws. The youth received a powerful learning experience while keeping fit.
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