Energy Conversion

Moving MattersKC - Harlan Brownlee

Using the Hybrid engine design as the inspiration, this lesson examines the conversion of energy between hybrid engine components to power an automobile.  Student create movement motifs that represent the various components of a hybrid engine, including the gas and electric motors, the brakes, and battery. After creating these motifs, students then learn to use musical counts as a way to synchronize and demonstrate how the components work together in a coordinated manner transferring energy between components.


Please wear comfortable clothing for movement!


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



Grade Levels: 4,5

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance. /

Maximum Audience Size: in person 30, virtual 15

Availability: year round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Requirements: A large, clear space for dancing, preferably a gymnasium or multi-purpose room. Please have the floor space cleared prior to the artist’s arrival. Teachers must be present at all times.

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