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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
tracy.g.young@nasa.gov

Jill Revelle
Busch Gardens, Tampa, Fla.
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jill.revelle@buschgardens.com

March 23, 2011
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M14-11
 
 
NASA Participates In Busch Gardens Physics Day On March 24
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Educators from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., will travel to Busch Gardens in Tampa on March 24 to participate in one of the park's annual events, Physics Day.

The educators will provide four, 30-minute lessons focusing on what happens when physics and fun come together. The event is geared toward middle and high school students and designed to demonstrate how physics is encountered constantly. Topics covered during the sessions will include Newton's Third Law of action and reaction, combustion and propulsion, kinetic and potential energy, states of matter and phase change, inelastic collisions and sound waves.

It is part of NASA's strategy to engage students in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines critical to NASA's missions. Students from throughout the country can become a virtual member of the audience by tuning in to the live webcast at:

http://dln.nasa.gov/dln/


For more information on Busch Gardens Physics Day, visit:

http://www.buschgardensgroupevents.com/fla/youth_programs/physics_day.asp


For more information on NASA's education programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/education


 

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