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Classical Physics Experiments in the Amusement Park

Journal article
Authors Sara Bagge
Ann-Marie Pendrill
Published in Physics Education
Volume 37
Issue 6
Pages 507-511
ISSN 0031-9120
Publication year 2002
Published at Department of Physics (GU)
Pages 507-511
Language en
Keywords Primary, Middle, High school, Advanced, Mechanics, Laboratory work
Subject categories Physical Sciences, Pedagogy


An amusement park is a large physics laboratory, full of rotating and accelerated coordinate systems. The forces are experienced throughout the body and can be studied with simple equipment or with electronics depending on age and experience. In this paper, we propose adaptations of classical physics experiments for use on traditional rides.

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