Music is an effective teaching tool to introduce and reinforce concepts, as well as to inspire and motivate students. In this whole language approach to teaching science. The BANANA SLUG STRING BAND integrates music, poetry, drama, and movement with hands-on science. Participants will learn strategies for creating thematic science units, and gain ideas to energize and supplement their existing units. This fast-paced, interactive workshop, open to Pre K-6 classroom teachers and outdoor educators, is presented in a variety of formats:
DIRT MADE MY LUNCH
SUN, SOIL, WATER, AND AIR
This action packed workshop is a complete unit about dirt - find out how dirt is made and how it makes all our food. We'll be singing with "Mr. Dirt," the puppet, doing the Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds Dance, and "getting down" with decomposition. (Time: 60-90 minutes)
This full-day workshop includes the Dirt Unit, but goes on to include strategies that teach about the other three "mysteries of life": sun, water, and air We also cover plants, cycles, and food chains. Be ready to dance the Water Cycle Boogie, become a tree, and throw a cycle frisbee. (Time: 6 hours)
FEATHERS, FUR, SCALES, AND SKIN
YOUR OWN DESIGN:
This workshop includes songs, poems, and activities that teach about the different animal groups, their habitats and their interrelationships. A mini-unit on the ocean is presented with songs from our award winning recording, Slugs At Sea. Come ready to do the Tide Pool Boogie, build a fish, and talk like an insect! (Time: 60-90 minutes)
We will collaborate with you to develop a workshop that fits your needs by combining concepts, songs, and strategies from our wide range of material. After all, our Earth is a unique design too!
*Note:For outdoor educators, we have a workshop geared specifically for teaching in an outdoor setting.
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