Tomorrow at 1:30 pm ET, schools across the country will participate in Science Cheerleader’s Big Cheer for Science! They’ll stomp out a science cheer for one minute while measuring the shaking of their classrooms with a seismic sensor provided by the United States Geological Survey. The sensor and related software then enable every participating classroom to be part of a long term study to better monitor earthquakes across the country! You can still get involved! Learn how, here.
The Big Cheer for Science is anchored in Washington, DC as the kick off event to the USA Science and Engineering Festival where thousands of kids will join two dozen Science Cheerleaders (NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing science, technology, engineering and math careers) who will lead the Big Cheer! The USGS will be there to measure shaking results.
Science Cheerleaders will go into local classrooms to lead the cheer and measure shaking in St. Louis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Bay Head, NJ, too!
Here’s a terrific article from the Examiner about the Science Cheerleader’s Big Cheer for Science in Philly–celebrating the Philadelphia Science Festival this week– where their kick off will start at 12:45 p.m. with a School of Rock concert to pump up the 800 participants at the J.R. Masterman School. Eagles fullback Owen Schmitt will accompany the band. Then comes the main event at precisely 1:30 p.m., as 800-students come together in a one-minute, choreographed cheer led by Mayor Nutter, Philly Science Festival Director Gerri Trooskin, and St. Joe’s University cheerleaders! Read the full (awesome) article, here.

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