Physics in Europa-Park
Physics for the whole body: Amusement park physics at Europa-Park
From carousels and swings to inclined planes, hills and loops in roller coasters, amusement parks offer many opportunities to experience textbook examples in real life. When it is you own body experiencing forces, acceleration is no longer abstract. Simple equipment, worksheets and phones gives the opportunity to study STEM in some of the rides at Europa-Park, including classical rides found in many parks, with different themes.
- A quiz to sample Science in the Europapark.
- A little workbook for the first part of the park visit.
- Using amusement parks for teaching, (under construction).
- Recommendations for equipment in selected rides.
After the conference Educating the Educators III in Freiburg 7-8 O.ctober 2019, we arranged a teacher day in Europa-Park trying out several experiments.
Data and photos from this event will be added to ride pages linked to this page, although it may take some time before all data are processed. This list will be updated.