Starting cost per student: $10.00
Transportation Needed? No
Who Arranges Transportation? Other (see description)
Is Financial Assistance Offered? No
Students will virtually experience what it is like to fly on a trapeze, walk the high wire, and spin on a lyra (aerial hoop). Along with seeing what it is like to fly on a trapeze the students will learn about the acceleration of the flier, and the rate of rotation on a piece of aerial equipment.
All students will learn how to juggle (using three plastic grocery bags) as well as several other engaging activities.
Three basic kinds of circus acts that will be investigated: balancing, hanging and manipulation. This virtual field trip combines lecture and demonstration with engaging activities, allowing each student to understand the science concepts through first person video interactions. Concepts to be covered are Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and the necessary concepts to understand them. To demonstrate student understanding, a workbook will be provided.
An Arts Integrated extension is included: combining Alexander Calder’s Kinetic Miniature Circus with Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students will design and engineer a kinetic model of a circus act.
- Students will understand Newton’s laws through movement of the body as well as objects
- Students will find a new appreciation for science through this unique experience.
- Students will see science through real life applications.
- Students will experience mental and physical challenges.
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