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Physics Bus Visits the Junior High

The Physics Bus is about doing science for fun! It is a mobile exhibition of upcycled appliances reimagined by kids that showcases unfamiliar physics phenomena. The mission of the Physics Bus is to awaken interest and creativity in physics for all ages and walks of life -- especially those underserved by science enrichment. It allows for the audience to have self-directed, empowering, positive experiences with physics.

Students in Mr. Curtis’ and Mrs. Krichbaum’s  eighth grade science classes were able to experience the Physics Bus on April 10th.

Student Isaiah Blumenfeld said, “I enjoyed the Physics Bus. I had a lot of fun with my friends and Mr. Curtis. There were so many cool things that we did and I would like to go on the Physics Bus again. One thing we did was to take a homemade lie detector that actually worked.”

Mr. Curtis said, “One thing that was neat about this experience is that students were able to see science in action. Students could participate in live experiments to see how science is applicable in real life. Since the Physics Bus had self-guided exploration of exhibits on the bus, and additional physics demonstrations outside, all of our kids were very engaged.”

The Physics Bus comes to Cortland each year and students look forward to its visit!

Find out more about the Physics bus.



Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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