SIX FLAGS


AMUSEMENT PARK INFORMATION

Rides at Amusement Parks can be divided into these basic types:
Roller Coasters
Non-Looping
Looping
Circular Rides
Rotating Swings
Carousel
Ferris-Wheel
Water Rides
Water Roller Coasters
Free-Fall Rides
Towers
Bungee Jump
Free-Fall
Bumper Cars
Pendulum Rides
Train Rides (not really a thrill but lots of physics)

The objective of this assignment is to take a closer look at
SIX thrill rides from different categories and discover
the Physics topics that could be explored.

RESOURCES:
Six Flags Over Texas Rides
Thrill Rides at Universal
Thrill Rides at Cedar Points
Amusement Park Physics pretty basic but good
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS
HONOR BOUND
This assessment has THREE parts:
PART I. RIDES
1. Create a SIX FLAGS page under your personal page
2. Create a link to your page.
3. Select SIX rides and create a table:
Use the TABLE then INSERT TABLE and select TWO columns and SEVEN ROWS
4. RIDES: Type of ride, name of ride and location (does not have to be TX, see Resources on the left)
5. PHYSICS: Write at list SIX physics topics for each ride. 

Example:
 RIDES PHYSICS
Rotating Swings
The Gunslinger
Six Flags Over TX
- Frequency and Period
- Speed and Centripetal Acceleration
- Forces: what provides the centripetal force?
- Forces on Swing: Tension and Gravitational
- Forces on Person: Normal and Gravitational
- Conservation of Energy: Electrical to Kinetic
- Electricity: Energy and Power

PART II. RIDES AND INTERACTIONS
Complete this assignment: 

PART III. ROLLER COASTER PHYSICS
Complete this assignment by THURSDAY by 10 pm:
  • All calculations should be turned-in at the beginning of class. 
  • All of your answers should be recorded on the forms.
BONUS
Your set of Six Flags pictures are worth bonus points if they are good, quality pics = 10 extra points