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SCPS Launches New Physics Bus

(SANFORD, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) will be launching its new
Physics Bus at a ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, January 21st from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
This event will be held at Hamilton Elementary Magnet School of Engineering &
Technology located at 1501 E. 8th St., Sanford, FL 32771. This new bus will provide
students with physics experiences based on 4th and 5th grade math and science
standards.
This bus will be making scheduled stops at SCPS elementary schools while giving
students and their families STEM experiences to develop critical math skills. Funding
for the new SCPS Physics Bus came from the gracious donations from the following:
SCPS School Board Member Dr. Tina Calderone, Disney, Physcira, and the
Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools.
“Bringing physics to students at an early age will help remove the stigma of physics
and encourage participation beyond elementary school. Physics is mathematics in
action. Students need to experience the joy of math and science in a fun, hands-on,
and creative setting.
I believe that students who are empowered to study and appreciate physics will open
doors to future opportunities in math and science. The SCPS Physics Bus was created
to capture the attention of elementary school students and inspire them to pursue
accelerated STEM courses in middle and high school.” – Dr. Walt Griffin, SCPS
Superintendent
WHAT: SCPS Physics Bus Ribbon-Cutting Event
WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Hamilton Elementary Magnet School of Engineering & Technology
1501 E. 8th St., Sanford, FL 32771
*Media: Please check-in at the school’s Front Office upon arrival.

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