DETROIT — Honeywell and NASA have launched FMA Live! Forces in Motion, a newly expanded version of the hip-hop physics education program designed to teach middle school students math and science in a fun and memorable way. The show will run in middle schools in Grosse Pointe Farms and Rochester Hills.
The show uses live actors, hip-hop songs, music videos, interactive scientific demonstrations, and video interviews with scientists and engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and teaches Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and Universal Laws of Gravity.
“FMA Live! brings physics to life by using real-life examples that are relevant to today’s world, giving students the dose of inspiration needed to turn them on to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” said Tom Buckmaster, president, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “We are proud to partner with NASA on this program.”
The program will run for ten weeks, reaching 30 middle schools throughout the northeast and central United States. The program is planned to run in the southeast states next spring.
“Having a sound background in the laws of physics is a critical component of a student’s education and can open up a whole new world of opportunity,” said Leland Melvin, NASA associate administrator for education. “This has been a great collaboration between NASA and Honeywell, and I’m proud of how many students we’ve engaged through FMA Live! I have no doubt that many of those students are future NASA scientists who were just waiting to be inspired.”
The show has been performed before 320,000 students at 900 middle schools throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
For information visit FMALive.com