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This activity from Annenberg Learner Interactives helps students understand how physics laws affect the design of roller coasters, bumper cars, carousels, free fall rides, and pendulum rides. A highlight of the site is the opportunity to design a roller coaster and experiment with bumper car collisions.

Annenberg Learner develops multimedia resources designed to help teachers integrate technology in the classroom and enhance student engagement. Resources include an extensive set of educational videos, interactive tutorials that supplement the videos, teacher workshops and courses, and distance learning.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Newton's Third Law
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
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Keywords:
Amusement Park Physics, amusement park rides, collisions, roller coaster
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Date Metadata Instance was created July 30, 2003 by Kyle Whipple
Record Updated:
August 12, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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Annenberg Foundation, Annenberg Learner Interactives: Amusement Park Physics, , <http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/>.
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Annenberg Foundation. (n.d.). Annenberg Learner Interactives: Amusement Park Physics. Retrieved November 22, 2014, from http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/
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Annenberg Foundation. Annenberg Learner Interactives: Amusement Park Physics. http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/ (accessed 22 November 2014).
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Annenberg Foundation. Annenberg Learner Interactives: Amusement Park Physics. 22 Nov. 2014 <http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/>.
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