Studying Physics at Great America

By Daizy Asaravala, Middle School Science Teacher

The principles of physics came to life as California’s Great America amusement park was turned into the world’s largest classroom. Eighth grade students experienced the laws of physics and made calculations and observations on speed, acceleration, velocity, force, inertia, potential and kinetic energy. They discovered how math and science applied to amusement park excitement during a new Focus Day: Physics, Science, & Math Day at Great America.