Discovery Room in DanceTeacher Magazine

Science Center educator Marita Kleissler was recently featured in DanceTeacher Magazine for using dance as a way to teach third graders the water cycle. Kleissler, who received her MA in Dance Education from Teachers College at Columbia University introduced a new element to the Discovery Room by helping students grasp science concepts by using their bodies as their learning devices. For kids with certain learning styles, turning “STEM” into “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) can be a very effective means of reinforcing learning—and dancing the water cycle was fun for everyone.

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