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Playground physics

A playground visit can be used to support the teaching about force and motion at different levels, from preschool to university. It be used as a preparation for amusement park physics days. A playground visit gives easier access and more freedom to experiment with the motion and with different objects than amusement rides.

Many investigations can be performed on climbing racks, slides and swings, which are found on most playgrounds. Observe, compare and discover! Larger playgrounds may include parabolic whispering dishes, see-saws, carousels, spinning bowls and trampoline.

This page is under construction, and more investigations will be added.