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The Art of Freestyle Frisbee (4 - 6)

Last changed: 08/16/2021 4:54pm
4 , 5 , 6 Phy. Education
Dance Science
Arts/PE Program Access
1 60 min
Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop - In-School Performance (intended for the entire grade level to experience together)
September-May In-School,
$200 0
no Email , Phone
All Frisbees needed and an outline of program workshop.
A gymnasium is best, or large open indoor space.
"I Can understand the science behind how a Frisbee flies."
"I Can watch, replicate, then perform a trick catch or throw."
This high energy program is 2 parts, a presentation and an interactive “Playshop”. I discuss things in nature that spin, like the earth, solar systems, tornado's and whirlpools. I also discuss scientific principles such as gyroscopic stability, lift, drag, angle of attack, and orientation. I add a bit on the history of flying objects and how Frisbee got its “name”, from “The Frisbee Pie Bakery” in Bridgeport, Connecticut,. I also slip in healthy lifestyle messages throughout the show.
The second part is the interactive “Playshop”, this is when all the students have a Frisbee in their hand, and I teach 30-40 different tricks and catches. Freestyle Frisbee is an art form that was first developed about 50 years ago when people started experimenting with trick throws and catches. It quickly grew into a competitive sport with tournaments all over the world. A Frisbee is a simple tool that teaches students the basic science of how things fly. Humans throughout history have always been fascinated with flight, and so are all students with the first toss. This program teaches students the basic principles of flying objects. When teaching Freestyle Frisbee skills to students, I break down the tricks into simple steps so everyone is succeeding at their own level, having fun while exercising and thinking about how a Frisbee works. Learning Freestyle Frisbee skills helps with hand-eye coordination, balance and flexibility while building self–esteem and confidence. It teaches the four C’s, creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking along with teaching opposites, and fine and gross motor skills.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Energy: 4-PS3-1. Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object. DCI: The faster a given object is moving, the more energy it possesses.
PE Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Grade 4: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work
a. Consider how to establish a formal performance space
from an informal setting (for example, gymnasium or grassy area).
Grade 4: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
b. Develop a movement problem and manipulate the elements of dance as tools to find a solution.

Grade 5

Grade 5: Space Systems: Stars and the solar system: 5-PS2-1. Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by earth on objects is directed down. DCI: The gravitational force of Earth acting on an object near Earth's surface pulls that object toward the planet's center.
PE Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Grade 5: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
b. Construct and solve multiple movement problems to develop choreographic content.
Grade 5: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
b.Demonstrate safe body-use practices during technical exercises and movement combinations. Discuss how these
practices, along with healthful eating habits, promote
strength, flexibility, endurance and injury
prevention.

Grade 6

Grade 6: MS. Force and Interactions: MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton's Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two coliding objects. DCI: For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted on the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second exerts on the first, but in opposite direction. Newton's Third Law.
PE Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Grade 6: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
b. Explore various movement vocabularies to transfer ideas into choreography.
Grade 6: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
b. Apply basic anatomical knowledge, proprioceptive
feedback, spatial awareness, and nutrition to promote
safe and healthful strategies when warming up and
dancing.