STEM: the Musical

STEM: the Musical

STEM: the Musical is a 50-minute content-driven theatrical production aimed at elementary through middle school students. Its science and math content is firmly grounded in Common Core and NC Essential Standards. This curriculum-based educational material is woven together with an inspirational

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STEM: the Musical

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Program description

STEM: the Musical the ultimate STEAM fusion! This 50-minute live-action production tells the story of four students who have been given the seemingly-impossible homework assignment of explaining the universe and everything in it! One by one, they try out Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as ways to accomplish this. Will they complete their assignment in time?

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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline, Music, Theater
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Engineering, Math, Music, Science, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

We’re booking blocks of shows in December, March, May, & June.

Length of program: 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

We need an hour before the show to load in, run sound check, etc. with the space free of students. We need two sturdy folding tables to hold gear, in proximity to a stable power source, and five chairs. After the show, we need half an hour to load out.

Location(s):

Any school or participating venue within or near Mecklenburg County.

Fees / Ticketing:

$1100 for a single show or $1750 for two back-to-back shows at the same school. Travel fees may apply. For best results, booking two shows enables us to more precisely tailor our age-appropriate material. The second show is offered at a significant discount in order to facilitate the best educational experience for your students.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

Common Core Anchor Standard R8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. In our case, we explain the Scientific Method, and encourage students to use proper sources and evidence to overturn or validate hypotheses.

Common Core Anchor Standard SL4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. In our song “Math is Everywhere,” the speaker/singer applies these principles to explain very simple through very complex mathematical concepts in an easy-to-digest manner.

Common Core Math Standard 4.MD: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit. We talk about the conversion of measurements in everyday situations like baking, telling time, and music (subdividing rhythm, etc.).

 

NC Essential Standards:

NC Essential Standard 3.P.1: Understand motion and factors that affect motion.
NC Essential Standard 4.P.1: Explain how various forces affect the motion of an object.
NC Essential Standard 5.P.1: Understand force, motion and the relationship between them.
Our “Paper Airplane Samba” covers how thrust, drag, lift, and weight all affect an object’s ability to fly.

NC Essential Standard 4.E.1: Explain the causes of day and night and phases of the moon.
We explain that time – hours, minutes, seconds – are based on planetary motion, specifically, how long it takes the earth to rotate once.

NC Essential Standard 4.E.2: Understand the use of fossils and changes in the surface of the earth as evidence of the history of Earth and its changing life forms.
We explain which disciplines are used to learn about the earth’s ancient past – paleontology, archaeology, etc.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

References

Rachel Stenbuck – rstenbuck@gmail.com

Emily Turner – mrs.emilyturner@gmail.com

Rachel Spencer – rachbob@email.unc.edu

Cancellation Policy

25% of the booking fee is retained if a show is cancelled within 60 days of the show date. If possible, that money will go toward a re-booked show, but we can’t guarantee a new date will be available.