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

Each spring hundreds of middle school students pile off busses at Michigan's Adventure for a day of learning and fun. Unfortunately, as many of you may have expected, we are forced to cancel the MAISD Amusement Park Physics program this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are proud of the time and effort our participating teachers and students have spent preparing and we challenge our students to continue practicing their measurements and calculations to keep the spirit of Amusement Park Physics alive!