Honeywell and NASA Announce 40 Live Performances About Physics

The traveling hip-hop concert that surrounds Newtonian physics will be visiting 40 schools in six states.

Honeywell and NASA announced that their STEM program FMA Live! Forces in Motion will be returning this spring to visit 40 schools across six states. The live performance combines music, dance and interactive experiments to teach students how physics can play a role in everyday life.

Launched in 2004, the FMA Live! cast has performed in more than 1,150 schools nationwide in front of 455,000 students. The show focuses on Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity and Three Laws of Motion, learning objectives outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards for students grades 5 to 8. In addition to using song, music and dance, the show includes video-recorded interviews of scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.   

"It is critically important to get middle school-aged students aware of and excited about STEM topics — especially physics. We've seen FMA Live! make the introduction easier," said Donald James, NASA's associate administrator for education, in a prepared statement.

The program also includes an online “Teacher’s Lounge” that has lesson plans, music videos from the show and other teaching resources.

Further information about the program can be found on the FMA Live! site.

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