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[September 12, 2013]

NASA, Honeywell Get Students Pumped Up for Back to School with FMA Live!

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Students at Hardy Middle School in Washington, D.C., will start their school year off with a high-energy, hip-hop physics show Monday, Sept. 16, when FMA Live! Forces in Motion kicks off its 2013 schedule. The first show begins at 9 a.m. EDT.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Using live actors, hip-hop dance, music videos, interactive scientific demonstrations and video interviews with scientists and engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the FMA Live! show teaches Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Laws of Gravity. The name of the show comes from Newton's Second Law of Motion: Force = Mass x Acceleration.

Media interested in attending the event should contact Ann Marie Trotta at 202-358-1601 or ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Hardy Middle School is located at 1819 35th Street, NW.

NASA and Honeywell Hometown Solutions have collaborated on FMA Live! since 2004 as a way to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in a fun, engaging way.

"Having a sound background in the laws of physics is a critical component of a student's education and can open up a whole new world of opportunity," said Leland Melvin, NASA associate administrator for education. "This has been a great collaboration between NASA and Honeywell, and I'm proud of how many students we've engaged through FMA Live! I have no doubt that many of those students are future NASA scientists who were just waiting to be inspired." NASA's Office of Education is committed to using the agency's unique assets, programs and facilities to inspire students to pursue STEM studies and careers. It collaborates with a wide variety of organizations from academia, industry and government to reach learners and educators across the U.S.

For more information about FMA Live!, visit:http://www.fmalive.com For more information about NASA Education, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/education SOURCE NASA http://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif?NewsItemId=DC79031&Transmission_Id=201309121320PR_NEWS_USPR_____DC79031&DateId=20130912

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