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In this video from Teaching High School Physical Science, teacher Michael Griffin discusses how he prepares his students for physics day at an amusement park. He describes his goals for the lesson, and in the classroom, reviews the concepts of motion that are relevant to amusement park rides, including roller coasters.

In this video from Teaching High School Physical Science, teacher Michael Griffin uses media and visuals to introduce and reinforce concepts. He and his students review the physics of roller coasters in preparation for a trip to an amusement park. Griffin discusses his approach to teaching, which makes use of pedagogical content knowledge, merging his knowledge of physics with his knowledge of teaching and learning.

In this video from Teaching High School Physical Science, students in Michael Griffin's physics class investigate the physics of roller coasters, including the concepts of energy, friction, and centripetal and centrifugal forces. Griffin describes how he tries to create a more effective learning environment.

In this video from Teaching High School Physical Science, teacher Michael Griffin introduces an inquiry-based activity about centripetal force and kinetic and potential energy and interacts with his students as they work on the activity. A student describes how the lesson helps him visualize the physics concepts related to roller coasters.

Roller Coasters and Amusement Park Physics: The Physics Classroom uses Newton's Second Law and free-body diagrams to analyze situations involving amusement park rides.

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Amusement Park Physics - Ga 8th Grade Physical Science WebQuest

Throughout this webquest, students will explore and apply the laws of physics to amusement park rides such as the roller coaster, bumper cars, caro...

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Amusement Park Project: End of the year fun

Amusement Park Project: End of the year fun! - Patti Hayes - TeachersPayTeachers.com