Colorado Science Conference: November 21, 2014
Little Shop of Physics presented a workshop called Kinesthetic Activities for Teaching Abstract Concepts at the Colorado Science Conference For Professional Development (CSC) to approximately 50 teachers in two sessions. The CSC is held annually in November at the Denver Merchandise Mart, and is attended by hundreds of K-12 teachers and presenters from all over Colorado.
- Molecules in a Box
- Why Does Warm Air Hold More Moisture Than Cool Air?
- Friction Tug of War
- Your Body Knows Physics
- Getting Out of a Chair
- Falling Off a Cliff
- Walking a Tightrope
- Standing on Your Tiptoes
- Lean In: Forces and Circular Motion
- Egg Toss
We emphasized that Kinesthetic Activities are a great way for students to learn and retain abstract concepts, such as things too small or large to actually visualize (think molecules and galaxies). Teachers were encourages to create their own kinesthetic activities for teaching different topics based on what they learned.