Step 1: Teach the background content from the lesson “How to Make a Lemon Battery”
Step 2: Examine the terms Voltage, Current, and Resistance from the lesson. Ask students to think back to the Elements of Dance: which element could be used to show Voltage (Space: Level)? Which element could be used to show Current (Energy: Flow)? Which element could be used to show Resistance (Energy: Weight)?
Step 3: Look at the equation engineers use to determine voltage (Current x Resistance = Voltage). Try moving to this equation using the appropriate dance elements (Flow x Weight = Level). Do the same for Power (Current x Voltage = Power) = (Flow x Level = Movement).
Step 4: Students can explore different levels of voltage and power in small group performances. Divide students into groups of 4-5 and assign them a battery level (low, mid, high-voltage). Then, ask each group to create a movement performance using the elements of dance to show both the battery’s voltage and power. Have the rest of the class provide feedback on each performance.