(SANFORD, FL) – Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) will be launching a third Physics Bus at a ribbon cutting event to be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event will be held at Bentley Elementary School located at 2190 S. Oregon Ave., Sanford, FL 32771. The SCPS Physics Bus Elementary fleet is now complete with a third bus focused on Electricity and Magnetism. The project which began in 2019 with a vision to provide standards-based physics exploration and lab activities to 4th and 5th grade students, continues to engage and inspire students beyond the Mechanics Bus (launched in 2019) and the Optics Bus (launched in 2020).

The bus provides a unique opportunity for students to explore the world or circuits, motors, and electromagnetic fields. Labs invite students to design circuits, explore the behavior of conductors and insulators, and engage with the Physics Bus Van der Graaf generator.

The SCPS Electricity and Magnetism Bus was made possible through gracious donations from the following: Duke Energy, FARO, The Foundation for Seminole County Schools, Epic Engineering, Matern Professional Engineering, Physcira, Dede Schaffner and SCPS School Board Member Amy Pennock.

“Introducing physics to students at an early age helps remove the stigma of physics and encourages participation beyond elementary school. Physics is essentially mathematics in action. Opportunities like this help students experience the joy of math and science in a fun, hands-on, and creative environment.

 The goal of the SCPS Physics Bus Fleet is to provide equitable access to STEM education at the elementary level with the hope that more students will elect to engage in STEM-related secondary studies and, ultimately, pursue STEM careers.” – Serita D. Beamon, Superintendent, SCPS

WHAT:          SCPS Physics Bus Ribbon-Cutting Event

WHEN:          Friday, April 1, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Bentley Elementary School

                      2190 S. Oregon Ave., Sanford, FL 32771

Press Contact

Katherine Crnkovich, APR, CPRC
Communications Officer