Amusement Park Physics: A Teacher's Guide
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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Benchmarks for Science Literacy Project 2061
Horizontal Accelerometers and Spring Accelerometers
Scale Drawing Methods
Sample Amusement Park Data
General Field Trip Information for Students
Summary Analysis of Data
acceleration accelerometer readings amusement park analysis angle answer approach Assume average baseline begin bottom bumper Calculate capacity centripetal charts circular cluster collected Compare continued Describe Determine direction discussed distance Draw drop elevator equations Evaluation experience explain Ferris wheel field trip Figure final Fnet force diagram formulas friction gives going graph ground Group height hill horizontal accelerometer Instruction kinetic energy learning length lift loop mass materials maximum measured method motion moving Note object observer passenger period Physics plastic position potential presentation Problem Question radius Record ride rider roller coaster rotation Scale Drawing School Science seconds sketch speed spring accelerometer stopping Student Activity Student Activity Page sure swing Teacher thermal energy tilted tion tower train Triangulation tube units vertical written