Amusement Park Physics: A Teacher's Guide

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Walch Publishing, 2001 - Education - 199 pages
How many physics texts have a chapter titled ‚ Spin and Barf Rides‚ ? But then, how many physics texts calculate the average acceleration during roller coaster rides? Or establish the maximum velocity of a Tilt-a-Whirl? Amusement Park Physics is a unique and immensely popular book that investigates force, acceleration, friction, and Newton's Laws, through labs that use popular amusement park rides. Includes a detailed field trip planner, formulas, answer key, and more.

 

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Contents

Benchmarks for Science Literacy Project 2061
7
Whiteboarding
18
Making Measurements
27
Horizontal Accelerometers and Spring Accelerometers
47
Scale Drawing Methods
57
Teaching Notes
74
Sample Amusement Park Data
83
General Field Trip Information for Students
93
Teaching Notes
114
Summary Analysis of Data
158
Teaching Notes
168
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