UPenn Summer Program Students Learn Physics at the Simeone Museum
UPenn Summer Program Students Learn Physics At The Simeone Museum
July 10, 2009
Over 30 top high school students from around the world, attending the Penn Summer Science Academy (PSSA) at the University of Pennsylvania, had a memorable learning experience July 10 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. With the Museum’s famed collection of classic racing cars as a backdrop, the students – who came from ten countries around the world as well as the U.S. – gained firsthand knowledge of the principles of mechanics using two very low tech objects: a bowling ball and a broom.
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.
Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.