Some Fayetteville students experiencing science in a way they’ll never forget. Honeywell and NASA presented the Forces in Motion Show to three area schools Wednesday.
The award-winning hip-hop educational experience visited Vandergriff, Holt and Owl Creek schools, featuring a human velcro wall, extreme sumo wrestling, rocket demonstrations and even a giant soccer ball. All activities are designed to help students understand physics in our everyday lives.
“The astronauts of 2025 are sitting in our middle schools today. There is no better time to get students excited about STEM topics,” said Donald James, NASA’s associate administrator for Education. “Alongside Honeywell, we have created a program that provides students an early look into the career possibilities that exist in these fields.”
Each performance focuses on Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity and Three Laws of Motion. FMA Live! is named after Newton’s Second Law of Motion [Force equals Mass times Acceleration] and uses music videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach and inspire students to pursue STEM careers.
Since the program’s 2004 launch, FMA Live! has traveled nearly 110,000 miles to more than 1,200 schools and performed for 460,000 students in 48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as in Mexico and Canada. The one-of-a-kind show incorporates hip-hop music and dancers, student volunteers, and on-stage, interactive science experiments to demonstrate how physics is part of everyday life.