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These materials, offered for free download, were written to supplement the book Amusement Park Physics, 2nd Edition, by Clarence Bakken. They include descriptions of contests, projects, and demonstrations on teaching physics through amusement park rides. Users will also find a set of short histories of Physics Day at four amusement parks that provide example data taken by students, a Power Point presentation on vertical loops in roller coaster rides, and ideas for optimizing the experience for teachers and learners.

The Amusement Park Physics book will be available from the AAPT store in the Spring of 2011.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Gravity
- Motion in Two Dimensions
- Newton's Second Law
= Accelerated Reference Frames
= Force, Acceleration
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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- Laboratory
- Assessment
- New teachers
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© 2011 Clarence Bakken
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Physics Day, amusement park, rides, thrill rides
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4F. Motion
  • 6-8: 4F/M3b. If a force acts towards a single center, the object's path may curve into an orbit around the center.
  • 9-12: 4F/H1. The change in motion (direction or speed) of an object is proportional to the applied force and inversely proportional to the mass.
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Bakken, C. (2011, April 16). Amusement Park Physics, 2nd Edition: Supplemental Materials. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11159&DocID=2225
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Bakken, Clarence. Amusement Park Physics, 2nd Edition: Supplemental Materials. April 16, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11159&DocID=2225 (accessed 2 October 2014).
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Bakken, Clarence. Amusement Park Physics, 2nd Edition: Supplemental Materials. 2011. 16 Apr. 2011. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11159&DocID=2225>.
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Supplements Physics/Science/Math Days @ California's Great America

These materials can be used to prepare for and supplement Physics Day at Amusement Park events.

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