Amusement Park Physics

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 their ride design is the best.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Check with a local amusement park to either go take measurements as a class or see if they can provide them
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know the formulas that deal with motion
Pros

  • Provides groups choices on how to do their final projects
  • Includes suggested self checklists
Cons

  • None