Lesson Plans

Amusement Park Physics
Jerel L. Welker
Lincoln High School
Lincoln Nebraska

This lesson uses the thrill of amusement park attractions to teach students how to analyze principles of motion. The Calculator Based Laboratory helps students record and analyze acceleration data collected on amusement park rides. Students can concentrate on the effects of acceleration on their bodies while collecting data. When the ride is over, students analyze the data to determine the acceleration at particular points of the ride. Students relate the feeling of acceleration to the graph of the data they collected.

Download Amusement Park Physics: amuse.pdf

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