Being a STEM Educator at Liberty Science Center has its ups and downs – literally!
Members of our STEM team are getting down on the ground as part of our newest Traveling Science program, “FUNdamental Physics,” now presenting at elementary school assemblies across the area.
In this program, one of our STEM educators plays the role of “Alex,” a kid who thinks physics is boring. But throughout the assembly, a second STEM educator shows Alex that the world is filled with physics, and that it’s actually a lot of fun.
To prove it, a group of students are invited on stage for a game of Tug of War. Initially, there is a “balance of forces” – equal forces pulling in opposite directions – which results in no motion. But when Alex and his friends let go and the forces are “unbalanced,” the other STEM educator falls flat on the floor.
Oh, the things we do for science…
Interested in learning more about LSC’s Traveling Science programs and bringing one to your school? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.253.1310.