FMA Teaches Students Stage Science


It might not be the way you learned about science in school but students at Jackson Intermediate in South Bend sure had a great time learning Friday morning.

FMA Live is a stage show that encompasses lights, music, dancing, and experiments all while teaching science.

FMA Live performer Candi Hall says, “One of the great things we've seen over 116,000 kids in the US and Canada and it's a show that's completely funded by Honeywell again just a way to inspire people to get involved in science.”

FMA Lives proves that science is fun and it stands for Isaac Newton’s Second Law: force equals mass times acceleration.

Jackson Intermediate is honored to have FMA Live back in their school.

“We had them about a years ago, absolutely fabulous the kids are so excited it really shows what science is about in a fun, interesting, challenging way,” says Principal Margaret Schaller.

Today people learned about the gas powered roadsters, and water bottle rockets and also experienced the hover chair.

Kids get to see what it is like to literally ride on a cushion of air because gas tanks allow the chair to float an eighth of an inch off the ground.

George Beardsley, director of Honeywell says “the scientific demonstrations, the hip hop music; it all really conspires so it really makes an impact on them and they bring it home. They learn something and they have fun.”

“That’s the idea to get kids pumped up about science and have them look towards the future in engineering and science,” says Hall.

FMA Live's next tour stop is in Detroit, but the show will stop at more than 90 schools during its spring and fall tours.


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