Hip-Hop Science Concert at North Carroll Middle
Release Date: 10/15/2008 3:05:05 PM
Honeywell and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will present their award-winning science education program, FMA Live!, at North Carroll Middle School on Monday, October 20, 2008. Performances will be held at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
This innovative, traveling hip-hop science concert is named for Sir Isaac Newton’s second law of motion (force = mass x acceleration). Professional actors, original songs, music videos, and interactive science demonstrations teach middle school students Newton’s three laws of motion and universal law of gravity. FMA Live! uses proven teaching methods, repetition, and interactive demonstrations to bring science to life for students in a memorable way.
During each FMA Live! performance, students, teachers, and school administrators interact with three professional actors on stage in front of a live audience to experience Newton’s laws firsthand. A giant sticky wall is used to demonstrate inertia; go-carts driven across the stage illustrate action and reaction; and “extreme” wrestling and a huge soccer ball show that force is determined by mass multiplied by acceleration. All three of Newton’s laws are demonstrated simultaneously when a futuristic hover chair collides with a gigantic cream pie.
The program addresses key learning objectives identified by the National Science Education Standards to increase student interest and participation in the sciences. It is estimated that over the next decade, job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math will grow five times faster than other sectors, while the number of U.S. students pursuing those fields continues to decline.