Science students calculate physics, fun at Cedar Point

Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:13 AM | Contributed by Gemini

Cedar Point's 18th annual Physics Day was held yesterday at the park. The Toledo Blade reports on the student perspective.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 6:06 AM
I can hear it now....

"According to my calculations... that tire was traveling at a rate of 102.4 MPH!" J/K


Proud A-lister!

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:44 AM
I did this a while ago, sometime when I was in fifth or sixth grade. SciWorks in Winston-Salem had a program on roller coaster physics, but of course it was simple physics, nowhere close to my current High School physics course. We all really did was do trigonometric functions to calculate the height and used 10 meters per second per second to figure out the speed. Amazing that years later in my High School physics course I still remember the formula for acceleration and velocity at a given point.

I really like days like these for inspired students. They really need something to be inspired and to be actually encouraged to do something worthwhile.

The Jet Coaster ROARS!
Will Johansson

Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:53 PM
How about a rollback much like Millennium Force's last year? :) They really are a great source of education (and amusement) when they don't complete their circut.

Cedar Fair Junkie... I mean... ex-seasonal employee for their ride operations departments at CP and MA

*** This post was edited by MaqAttaq 5/28/2003 11:54:31 PM ***

Monday, June 2, 2003 5:28 AM
My dad and I were planning a trip for CP last year, and we knew that a Tuesday in May would be quite deserted. When we pulled up, we saw bus after bus after bus pull in. After a little bit of thought, we realized it was Physics day and a lot of students were taking over the park.Needless to say, the park wasn't quite to ourselves....

..Now if only our school would take us to SFOG when it's Physics day...

Silly Ride Op, clicks are for kids!


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