Amusement Park Physics

Amusement Park Physics provides an opportunity for middle school students to apply their mathematics skills and knowledge of physics principles to the real world setting of an amusement park.

Prior to the "Day at the Park", students learn how to measure distances using their pace lengths, perform calculations for determining time, acceleration and angle measurements. At the park, students calculate diameters, heights, distances, and velocities of various rides. Students also build  an altimeter. Several hundred students from across the state participated in this event last year at Michigan's Adventure, just north of Muskegon.

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                                            Amusement Park Physics Day

                                                             May 24, 2017

Amusement Park Physics Invitation 2017

Michigan's Adventure Flyer

Registration Form 2017

Scale Drawing Altitude Estimation

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