Circus, being unique, visual and exciting, offers a solid foundation for learning
This one-of-a-kind education program takes learning in the classroom to a new level. Our teaching artists go into Sarasota and Manatee County schools engaging students in key academic subjects including Science,
Language Arts and Theater. These inquiry based lessons were developed to New Florida Standards with FSA impact/awareness/results. Designed to include students that have difficulty responding to other traditional forms of instruction, the education program introduces students of all learning levels and learning styles to this unique curriculum. Measurements to date demonstrate consistent benefits to retention rates and test outcomes. We follow the Kennedy Center Arts Integration protocol because it is known that “when students learn through arts integration, they are engaged in experiences in which they actively build and demonstrate their understanding of both the art form and the other curriculum area.”
2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239
Circus, a beautiful art form of movement and skill, is also a great lesson in physics. This series of 45-minute activities, provided by The Circus Arts Conservatory teaching artists, are designed to provide interactive, hands-on experiences to reinforce basic concepts in physical science for the elementary student.
Covered in the lessons are:
Grades K-1 (two lessons)
gravity, force, motion
Grade 2 (three lessons)
friction, weight (introduction to mass), and acceleration.
An exploration of Newton’s Second Law of Motion, using a circus act with data collection and graphing, is included with each grade level.
For lesson review and further inquiry, a website is available for use in the classroom or on the students home computer. On the site, students will be able to look at circus acts and watch video on each of the scientific concepts discussed in each classroom lesson.