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Dancing the Water Cycle



Physical education instructor Rick Carr and science teacher Shelby Ison, both from Woodford County’s Northside Elementary, demonstrate a lesson in which 4th graders create a dance illustrating the water cycle. This video segment shows how dance activities can be conducted in a regular classroom space. Students brainstorm movement ideas representing evaporation, condensation, and precipitation; create movement sequences in groups; and join the sequences as a class performance. In the video, Carr and Ison explain how they collaborated to plan the lesson, and Northside Principal Candace James discusses what it takes to achieve curriculum integration and how the arts help students learn.

Suggested Uses:

  • Designed for viewing by teachers as a preview for teaching this or similar lessons.
  • Shown with 4th graders, but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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See the Creative Dance section of the Dance Arts Toolkit binder.


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