In-School Exploration

Provider: The Circus Arts Conservatory

Contact: Karen Bell
941-335-9335 x302

Starting cost per student: $5

Additional Info:

Max. Capacity: 25

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  No


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Through collaborative planning and facilitation from the Circus Arts Conservatory, the teacher and circus artist will develop pedagogical tools for learners to explore physical science and biology concepts through circus arts activities. The curriculum incorporates the circus in exciting and experiential ways to explore content and encourage learners to become engaged and active participants.

Wire walkers depend on the human body to make important changes in balance through the nerves in the feet, vision and the inner ear. To help insure stability, wire walkers carry a 30-75 pound pole. Through scientific inquiry, students will explore the function of the nervous system and sensory organs as well as the center of mass through the art of high wire walking.

 Essential Concepts:

  • Demonstrate how force is proportional to mass and acceleration.
  • Investigate where the center of balance is on each student.
  • Answer why does a wire walker carry a 40 pound pole on the tight wire?

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