Six Flags Magic Mountain Exam
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  1. Author: Ty Buxman tbuxman@fsha.org
  2. Lab Type: Amusement Park questions
  3. 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:

Roller Coaster Physics has been replaced by my new, better functioning app Coastermate. 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, Coastermate can be used to measure forces from a variety of activities. It is available for free on the iTunes App Store. Submitted by: Alex Silverman .