Particle dance: particle physics in the dance studio

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A workshop using dance to introduce particle physics concepts to young children is presented. The workshop is realised in the dance studio, the children assume complete ownership of the activity and dance becomes the means to express ideas. The embodiement of the physics concepts facilitates knowledge assimilation, while empowering the students with respect to science. Beyond the scientific and artistic benefits of this workshop, this approach aspires to overcome the barriers between art and science; and open new interdisciplinary horizons for the students.


Original languageEnglish
Article number025018
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2020