This us to all the young people on the board. I am sure many parks have these mathan science days. Were they open most of the park to student, at a deiscount. My question is how many of you have attended one, and what you thought of it. I have been to two, frankly I think they are a huge waste of time. Half the rides are closed, your on a schedual and the lines are horrible. Personally this year I am jsut calling in sick. ------------------ "Would you like a sports bottle with that? Its only an extra 2.35$ and your soul. For the extra cost you will receive the privilege to fill your cup with soda for only an additional $3.00. And if you act right now we'll throw in a straw (may be broken) an
I never went to 'em. Seems like it would be frustrating to have to apply something I hate (math) to something I love (coasters). Not to mention sitting there in a park working out equations would suck.
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I haven't personally, but my friends have gone for physics and said that it sucked because after a trip to SFWoA, they had to do worksheets and then they had a test. A test over an amusement park for physics... gimme a break!
The amusement parks could care less about how much we know about math and physics. For them, it's all about money and a way to make more of it. After all, that's what a business is supposed to do, isn't it?
As one who enjoys math and physics, I have no problem applying science to rides. It's...interesting. However, the parks just do this as a marketing/money making gimmick. I went to SFOG in 1997 for this the week after Batman opened, and the 3-hour line on one-train op drove me crazy.
Well i attended the one at PKI last year. Waited one hour for SoB as soon as we arrived. Luckily it started pouring outside, so the lines immidiately dropped to nothing, and the other 3 people in my group didnt want to get wet so I ventured the park for 4 hours alone, never wating for anything, and they did all the math work. Thank god for rain. But without rain the day would have probably stunk, but all the rides were open like normal so i have to give them that.
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My high school teacher was extremely cool, He took us to SFGAm and told the princepal it was because of physics day, but he didn't make ys do any homework or worksheets. ------------------ Riding the Bull anywhere but the back is merely going for a walk.
I went to the one at Wyandot Lake, and it was really crowded.......3/4 of the people were like "ohh! let's go on the Sea Dragon!!!!" so the lines for the other rides were like 15minutes and the line for the Sea Dragon was about 45.... ------------------ CCI Lives On! -Patrick
Our science teacher was just talking about taking us to the one in SFSL in St. Louis in April. However it cannot happen now due to a nation wide Catholic School convention being held at my high school!! We get a week off because of it.
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We went to SFWOA once and it was ok because we only did a half hour or so of math, and the rest of the day got to ride rides at pretty normal waits, although they wouldnt have been so long if more than one train was being operated on anything. This year my physics class is goin to CP for physics day in May, it sounds like it should be fun, and anything that gets me to CP, even doing math probs, is fine with me.
I don't think it wuill be bad at all. This Weekend is Physics Day at SFMM and I am going, yeah we have to sit through a lecture and do this workbook, but it is well worth it to laugh at the people in line for X, Deja Vu, and Goliath. What we have to do is get a workbook, walk up to the coaster get the data that we need, ride and figure it out. And the fact that I am going free of cost is a big plus. SfMM doens't have a non crowded day so I'm not to stressed. I love roller coasters to much for anything to really bother me.
It's different for everyone - my first "Physics Day" @ CP is coming up in May. A few students, for unknown reasons, have opted out of going. The thing is that we get a packet of worksheets, and regardless of you going or not, you have to finish them.
I'm not sure of the backwords logic there, but all the 'experiments' you do on the rides, you can do at home. Without a doubt, I'm gonna finish that packet beforehand so I can enjoy CP with my friends :)
See I msut be lucky then because both times I was giving the packets, but wasnt made to do it.
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Went to Carowinds from 8th to 12th grade for math/science/physics day, teachers never made us do any of the stuff they had for that, we were just let loose on the parks. I always wanted to do the coaster building thing, but it never worked out. Everytime we went, crowds weren't too bad, esp. 2 hrs before the park closed, so I always got to do Power riding on the rides. Ah, memories...
First of all to any thinking of going, no matter how many worksheets you have to do, just remember youre at an amusement park and some of your friends are in school :)
My one and only Physics Day was @ SFGAm the year after the Bull opened. Waits were the standard summer times (2.5 hrs for the Bull, 45 min for Batman, 45 min for Viper, etc) My teacher gave us this packet with about 300 questions on it before we went and told us to do 80 questions out of the 300. After answering about 75% based on my knowledge and the internet, all I had to do at the park was watch a weight on a spring (to measure gs) on Demon and go on Sky Trek Tower and listen to the speech. All and all a great day
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When my high school physics class had science day at Cedar Point it was great. Me and my friend rode every ride we wanted to then at lunch we met up with some girls and copied the whole project. It was great too because none of CP's newer rides were part of the project so while my classmates were riding corkscrew and blue streak I was riding magnum, raptor, and MF.
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SFMW do their's on normal operation, but the park is not crowded at all. It was very fun to ride the coasters with my girlfriend at the time and try to explain to her why I like them so much. They gave us papers that were *optional* which was really cool. It was really just a day at the park, I went ahead and got a season pass while I was there.
My friends and I walked in on a physics day at SFGadv last year, it was too bad line wise, but the overall atmosphere wasn't great. It seemed like many students just showed up to cause a problem. Looking at their on ride photos was funny though............