Apr 14, 2010 2:09 PM by Stephanie Collins

Wrestling, rockets and dancing; science show inspires Pueblo kids

The show, FMA Live! Invaded Corwin International Magnet School in Pueblo Tuesday morning.

Students from there and The Pueblo School of Arts and Sciences participated in the show, put on by NASA and Honeywell to get kids excited about science, "If I would have had this when I was in school, it would have pushed me harder to do better when I was younger," says Nate Moser with Honeywell. Moser's wife teaches at PSAS and applied for the grant to bring FMA Live! to the students.

The name of the show represents Newton's law of motion, force=mass x acceleration. The show has a simple goal, to combine fun with learning, "You're thinking about Newton's 2nd law but if you can visualize a soccer ball that's 10 ft. tall or your teachers in wrestling suits, it's those things that impact kids and make them remember the science," says FMA Live! host Eric Olson.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in science and math will grow five times faster than other fields, but the number of students pursuing those jobs is declining. FMA Live! hopes their show helps solve this problem; for more on the show click here.



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