Amusement park physics can provide an exciting and stimulating experience both for younger children and adults alike. It can also have an array of positive benefits when applied to the physical laws of motion, thermodynamics, and energy.
Rollercoaster rides provide an exhilarating rollercoaster experience that teaches riders about inertia, centripetal and centrifugal forces, and air resistance. As riders fly down drops and around curves, their bodies must adjust to the centrifugal forces and banking, which teaches them the basic concepts of physics. As gravity begins to take over and pulls riders issued, riders learn how velocity and air resistance come into play as they speed up and slow down throughout their roller coaster journey.
For the more daring of physics-loving adventurers, amusement park rides such as slingshots and drop towers are perfect. These rides take riders skyward before sending them plummeting to the ground and caused them to experience dramatic changes in acceleration as they defy gravity. Riders experience Newton's Second Law of Motion as they are catapulted hundreds of feet above ground and pulled back towards Earth.
At the same time, physics-based rides such as swing rides introduce riders to the laws of friction, momentum, and