Schools Hosts Science Education Concerts 10-18-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Schools Hosts Science Education Concerts 10-18-2010

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, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To help address this national crisis, NASA and Honeywell have developed FMA Live! -- an award-winning science education concert designed to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The program uses live performers, music, videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach students about Newton's Laws of Motion and the Universal Law of Gravity. These are the topics that have been identified by the National Science Education Standards as key learning objectives for students in grades 5-8.
The first show dazzled Bridgeport Middle School students, 3675 Southfield Dr., on Monday. On Thursday, the concert will travel to Flint's Holmes Middle School, 6602 Oxley Dr.
Show highlights include:
  • Interactive science demos: "extreme" wrestling, dragster cars and rocket launchers, a hover chair and students vaulting onto a Velcro wall
  • Original music and dance moves performed by professional actors
  • Music videos and rockumentary about the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton
  • Involvement of students and teachers and the school's Principal

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