Amusement Park Physics

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.

                          Amusement Park Physics CANCELED this Year

Unfortunately, the MAISD will not be hosting Amusement Park Physics (APP) this year due to the  COVID-19 pandemic. While Michigan Adventure may offer this option in June, our MAISD staff will not be coordinating a program due to possible safety concerns for our staff and students. 

We will miss the fun and excitement this year, but we are eager to see our young scientists, their accelerometers, and altimeters at the amusement park in 2022! Please complete the form below to express your interest in the 2022 program and join our emailing list. Thank you for staying connected! 




For more information contact:

Kristin Frang

Mathematics Consultant
Phone: 231-767-7326

Lisa Kordupel

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 231-767-7339