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Amusement Park Physics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go for a ride with physics! Groups pick an amusement ride to investigate. Using their gathered information, teams develop their own ride and present it to the class. The team mates create a persuasive letter to an amusement park on why...
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Biome Amusement Park

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study different biomes, and choose one to make an amusement park based out of. In this biomes lesson plan, students use art supplies and the biome's characteristics to create their amusement park.
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Amusement Park Physics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers conduct a series of experiments on conservation of energy and momentum. In this physics lesson, students investigate the factors affecting the period of the pendulum. They build a roller coaster and calculate the...
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Art Tape Amusement Parks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In need of a quick way to get rid of extra art tape? This simple idea describes how learners can use it to create mini amusement parks. They'll form the tape into roller coasters, cars, and people with a little imagination and creative...
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Which Amusement Park Would You Choose?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students analyze data related to amusement parks and create a spreadsheet to display the data. They read the data and predict which amusement park they think is safer, create a spreadsheet and graph, and write a proposal based on their...
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Amusement Park Physics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students get up close and personal with principles of motion. In this physics instructional activity, students collect and analyze acceleration data on amusement park rides. Students use CBLs to collect data in this instructional activity.
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Roller Coasters: They're Fun, But Are They Safe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students survey people to find out what roller coasters they like, conduct Internet research to find information on dangers in amusement parks, contact experts on subject, and write feature that shows pros and cons of coasters.
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Amusement Park

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners study early 1900s urban America. In this amusement park lesson, students examine photographs from early American amusement parks and compare them to the parks of today. Learners discuss how the Progressive Movement had a part in...
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Making a Magic Kingdom

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students develop a list of things to consider when developing an amusement park. After reading an article, they discover what issues arose when designing the new Disney park in California. In groups, they develop plastic models of an...
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Fantastic Journeys

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners design an amusement park attraction based on a fantastic journey from literature, film, or their own imaginations. Each design team must submit a formal proposal. The proposal should include: a two- or three-dimensional visual...
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Surfing Amusement parks

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students must surf the Internet to find out how much it cost for his or her family to go to amusement parks in California.
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Principles of Physics: A Real Scream!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars apply their knowledge of the physics principles of force, energy and motion to researching the physics behind amusement park rides.
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Designing Carousels

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students design a carousel for an amusement park. In collaborative groups they conduct research, develop a presentation, write a descriptive paragraph, evaluate design features, and draw an artistic rendering of their carousel.
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WebQuest: Thrills and Spills- Pick Your Park!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners participate in a WebQuest in which they must determine which amusement park is the "median priced" park. Students visit park websites to accumulate prices for parking, activities, restaurants, and gift shops.
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Circulatory System Amusement Park

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze the circulatory system and create an amusement ride that is based on a part of that system.  In this circulation lesson students create a brochure that describes Sickle Cell, and then extend the lesson by creating a...
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Applying Newton’s Third Law of Motion in the Gravitron Ride

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a collection of readings to be discussed in the science classroom. This one is in the form of a dialog between two boys in an amusement park, talking about the forces involved in a Graviton ride. Questions are listed at the...
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Roller Coasters

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Twisting and turning through the sky, roller coasters are popular attractions at amusement parks around the world, but how exactly do they work? Explore the physics behind these thrilling rides with an engineering design activity....
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Properties of the Ocean: Measurement

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars simulate the development of an underwater amusement park after reading background on Coral Reef State Park. They decide which factors they would need to consider such as the ocean floor, currents, wave patterns and water...
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Glen Echo Amusement Park

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students study the effects of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
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Energy and Work Amusement Park Style

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers distinguish between kinetic and potential energy. They recognize that energy can change from one form to other forms. They identify and describe several forms of energy.
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Lost At The Fun Park

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete pre reading, writing, post reading activities for the book Lost At The Fun Park. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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The Science of Swinging

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students learn how a pendulum works in the concept of an amusement park ride. In this pendulum lesson, students are introduced to Newton's first law of motion and how it works in an amusement park ride. Continuous motion and inertia are...
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Where Will You Go?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in a WebQuest in which they calculate mileage and cost per person for a trip to an amusement park. They explore various websites, and produce an Excel spreadsheet.
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Should People be Able to Trademark Phrases?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
"The happiest place on Earth." "This. . . is American Idol." "SCORE!" Catch phrases abound in our media-soaked culture. They bring to mind amusement parks, television programs, and sporting events. And it is precisely because the phrases...

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