Dancing Out Your Science Report

November 24, 2008

Today, Science magazine announced the winners of the 2009 AAAS Science Dance Contest. “Six weeks ago, the Gonzo Scientist challenged researchers around the world to interpret their Ph.D. research in dance form, film the dance, and share it with the world on YouTube (Science, 10 October, p. 186).”

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I found this really interesting and thought it could be adapted to a middle school/high school classroom. Again, I was thinking about the different kind of learners that could present their science project as a dance or another art form (play, painting, music, etc.) Why not let students, with any learning style, present their science reports in a creative way as an alternative to the traditional way?

What other ways do you think students can present their science reports?

Click here to see the dances presented by the Ph.D. researchers.