Honeywell And NASA Bring Hip-Hop Physics Educational Series To New Hampshire Middle Schools
July 14, 2016
Award-Winning FMA Live! Forces in Motion to perform in 25 cities across 10 states MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J.,April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell ( NYSE: HON) and NASA's award-winning, hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, is making its way to Northeastern U.S. middle schools this spring. Aiming to inspire students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way, the popular show is in high demand, having been performed before 400,000 students in all 48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as in Mexico and Canada, since its creation in 2004. The spring tour will continue its way across New Hampshire with shows planned at middle schools in Penacook, Rochester and Portsmouth this week. "As a technology-based company, it's our goal to prepare the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators, but to do that, you have to capture a student's interest," said Mike Bennett, president, Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's global corporate citizenship initiative. "With FMA Live! Forces in Motion, students are experiencing science and technology firsthand, rather than reading about it in a textbook. This show helps students understand how science and technology apply to their everyday lives."FMA Live! Forces in Motion is an interactive, traveling hip-hop concert that teaches Newton's Universal Law of Gravity and Three Laws of Motion. Named after Newton's Second Law of Motion [Force equals Mass times Acceleration], FMA Live! uses music videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach and inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).Honeywell and NASA have joined the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to bring FMA Live! Forces in Motion to military-affiliated schools across the Northeast this spring. This week, the show will make a stop at Portsmouth Middle School as part of their continued commitment to provide STEM focused education assistance to students from military families. The physics-focused hip-hop program compliments DoDEA's broader goals to infuse STEM curriculum and instruction across all grade levels. "Bringing FMA Live! to our school was one of my proudest moments of my teaching career," beamed teacher Michelle Rose, after FMA Live! visited herColorado middle school in 2014. "Honeywell brought a high quality, thought-provoking production for our students to experience and reminded me why I love to teach!""This innovative collaboration between NASA and Honeywell has been immensely successful over the past decade," said Donald James, NASA Associate Administrator for Education. "The combination of exciting, NASA-unique content and a dynamic stage performance is a proven formula for helping students grasp the fundamentals of physics. Together, we are inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers." Over the course of 10 weeks, the show, under the direction of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, will reach 30 public, private and military-connected middle schools in 10 states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. The program will tour the Midwest region ofthe United States in the fall.About FMA Live!Using live actors, hip-hop songs, music videos, interactive scientific demonstrations and video interviews with scientists and engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the show teaches Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Law of Gravity. Honeywell and NASA created FMA Live! to inspire middle school students to explore STEM concepts and careers. The program addresses Forces and Motion learning objectives outlined by the Next Generation Science Education Standards for students in grades 5-8.Through Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company has a number of award-winning programs focused on inspiring students at all grade levels to embrace STEM education. The company chose physics for FMA Live! Forces in Motion because studies have shown that the middle school years of education offer the best window of opportunity to get kids interested in STEM careers. Supporting Resources Read more about FMA Live! Forces in MotionVisit the FMALive! Learn more about NASA's education programsFor EducatorsThe new FMA Live! Forces in Motion features a teachers lounge, which provides:National Science Standards-based teaching resourcesDownloadable streaming videosMusic from the showA comprehensive educational guide with lesson plansEducators interested in having FMA Live! visit their school can fill out the online application.About Honeywell Hometown SolutionsFMA Live!Forces in Motion is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Science & Math Education, Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. 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