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Honeywell And NASA Bring Hip-Hop Physics Educational Series To Middle Schools In Maine And New Hampshire

Award-Winning FMA Live! Forces in Motion to perform in 25 cities across 10 statesMORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J.,May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA's award-winning, hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, will wrap up a ten-week tour with visits to middle schools inMaine andNew Hampshire this week. Aiming to inspire students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way, the popular show has been in high demand, having been performed before 400,000 students in all 48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as inMexico andCanada, since its creation in 2004. FMA Live! Forces in Motion will perform at schools inYarmouth andFreeport before making its way toAllenstown, New Hampshire for its final show at Armand R. Dupont Middle School onFriday, May 8th. "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," saidMike 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)."Bringing FMA Live! to our school was one of my proudest moments of my teaching career," beamed teacherMichelle 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," saidDonald 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 andMaine. 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 ResourcesRead more about FMA Live! Forces in MotionVisit the FMALive! Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/HoneywellAeroFollow @HON_Citizenship on TwitterFollow FMA Live! on InstagramVisit Honeywell's Corporate Citizenship pageLearn 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. For more information, please visit http://citizenship.honeywell.com/.About HoneywellHoneywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information about Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.Honeywell and the Honeywell logo are the exclusive properties of Honeywell, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other Honeywell product names, technology names, trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 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