Hip-Hop And Physics… A Match Made In The Heavans.

Oh, Seatle, you lucky, lucky town.

NASA brang its hip-hop physics tour to schools in your area.  (See my clever use of colloquial slang in the hip-hop sentence, a nice touch if you ask me.)  This is the 10th year that the tour has gone around the country to help teach everyone about physics.

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NASA’s partner in this hippity-hoppity program is Honeywell.  The show itself is an interactive,  hip-hop concert that teaches Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity and Three Laws of Motion.

The official name is the Forces In Motion tour, named after Newton’s Second Law of Motion [Force equals Mass times Acceleration], the show connects science and engineering to everyday life. And how studying Newtonian physics can lead to interesting, competitive careers.

The show has it all: a hip-hop concert, choreography, cool videos (this may or may not be true given your locale and what passes for cool), giant sticky walls (where’s my velcro Sumo suit!), extreme wrestlers, and Sir Isaac Newton (not the real one, that would be creepy).

The best news is, you can request a show in your school!  Just apply here, and maybe the show will come and help you promote your STEM curriculum.  It astonishes me that with all the shows on TV featuring geeky, science guys and gals, that kids still want to play football.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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