PGP Amusement Parks
Six Flags Magic Mountain Exam
Author: Ty Buxman
Lab Type: Amusement Park questions
Students spend a day at an amusement park, take measurements and make estimates in order to complete calculations. All of these questions can be answered with distance estimates and stopwatch measurements. The questions are specific to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA. However, they can be modified for your particular park.
The St. Louis Area Physics Teachers
(yes, SLAPT) Amusement Park Physics:
SLAPT has a really nice set of materials for Amusement park physics. It is specific to the amusement park near them. Just about everything in the world is adaptable one way or another.
Roller Coaster Physics has been replaced by my new, better functioning app Coastermate.
is an iPhone + iPod Touch app that lets you get gravity force data as you take a ride on your favorite roller coaster. This app is perfect for those amusement park field trips. Although themed with roller coasters in mind,
can be used to measure forces from a variety of activities. It is available for free on the iTunes App Store. Submitted by:
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