12 Feb 2015

Kinesthetic Learning: Crystal Symmetry Through Dance

Web Resources and Apps

Submitted by Barbara Reisner, James Madison University
Course Level: 

This website was put together by David W. Mogk, Montana State University–professor of geology and contra/square dance caller. Using square dancing, he shows symmetry elements present in space groups. There are videos on the website, but everything seems simple enough to do in class.

Learning Goals: 

A student will be able learn about space group symmetry with a kinesthetic experience.

Implementation Notes: 

I haven't used this yet, but I hope to do so when I next teach Inorganic Chemistry II.

Creative Commons License: 
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It's really interesting. I love dancing!  I'll try this method very soon. Thank you.

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