Musical instruments including guitar, banjo, didgeridoo, projector and computer with projections and a device to record the performance.
Smartboard if possible
I can identify how many days it takes the earth to revolve around the sun. I can identify the difference between revolution and rotation. I can generate original creative material (songs, dances, skits, etc.). I can integrate educational topics into original creative material. I can recite and perform original creative material generated during the course of the workshop for an audience. I can share what I’ve learned about revolution and rotation with others using the original material I helped generate during the workshop.
The Solar System and Space: The Cosmos For Kids is a live performance that can be held in an auditorium or gym with 400 students or with an individual classroom of students. Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a fun techno-space-dance-party for kids and teens in grades 3-5 (it can also be accessible for Pre-K through 2nd grade for a large assembly). Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, travel through black holes, discover the different characteristics of the eight planets, participate in a rap battle about the sun, sing karaoke and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation. Each song in the 45-60 minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.
"... I truly appreciate your work and admire the way you interact with the kids. The amount of effort you put into learning the topic and making it relevant to what we were doing in class was clearly evident and impressive ... my students were truly engaged and learning. I can't wait to work with you again and I will be recommending you to everyone I can." -Stephen Gould, 5th Grade Teacher, Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker
Parents are absolutely invited to participate in the collaborative creation of original hip hop beats, songs and choreographed dances.
Grade 5: Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System: 5-ESS1-2: Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky: DCI: The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis between its North and South poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year.
Grade 5: Space Systems: Stars and the Solar System: 5-ESS1-1: Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth: DCI: The Sun is a star that appears larger and brighter than other stars because it is closer. Stars range greatly in their distance from Earth.
Grade 5: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: A. Improvise rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic ideas, and explain connection to specific purpose and context (such as social, cultural and historical).
Grade 5: Theatre: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation. B. Use physical choices to create meaning in a drama/theatre work.