Artful Engineering: Exploring Simple Machines through Drama, Movement and Music
Explore engineering’s methodology to problem-solving, while learning about simple machines with arts-integrated lesson plans. Through drama, puppetry, music and creative movement, we will learn how simple machines make our work easier by moving objects, lifting heavy loads and building solutions to problems. After learning about wheel and axle, inclined plane, pulley and lever, children can be challenged to use this knowledge for creative problem-solving using engineering. This can be accomplished using the arts while connecting to literature, curriculum goals and standards and thematic topics. The goal of this workshop is to help teachers use the arts skillfully to create age-appropriate, engaging STEM experiences that foster creative thinking, problem-solving and a love of STEM learning.
Registration for this training is limited. Please limit registration to two preschool/pre-Kindergarten teachers per child development facility or school campus. For questions about this training, contact Lauren Allen at Lauren.Allen@dc.gov.
This course addresses the following age band(s):
- Early childhood - middle (36-60 months)
- Early childhood - late (5-8 years)