Simple Machines: Bodies at Work

Jane Gotch [ view artist bio ]

Simple Machines: Bodies at Work


This workshop is helps students experience and understand the forces at work in simple machines. Through creative movement, Jane Gotch works with students to reinforce principles of simple machines. Ideas of wheels, gears, pulleys, levers, inclined planes, wedges, and screws are explored and structured into a movement class. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Tuesday & Friday after 1 pm, Wednesday 8am -1 pm

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Simple Machines: Bodies at work

Requirements: A large, clear space for dancing, preferably a gymnasium or multi-purpose room; floor space cleaned prior to the artist's arrival

Standards: 9.5 9.5 Knows that the position and motion of an object can be changed by pushing or pulling.9.6 9.6 Knows that things move in many different ways (e.g., straight line, zigzag, vibration, circular motion).12.2 12.2 Understands dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.12.3 & 12.4

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