Investigate forces and motion with these thrilling activities from Dr Joanna Rhodes…
We all like to be thrilled, and there are so many different types of rides available at theme parks across the world: the highest; the fastest; the longest drop and others which make use of additional technology, like virtual reality, to create illusions and add to the experience.
Immerse your students in the excitement of designing their own rides while also learning about motion and forces in this perfect back-to-school set of activities.
Why teach this?
Harness your students’ summer holiday enthusiasm for theme parks and roller coasters to turbo charge the start of physics teaching for the new academic year.
Key curriculum links
This KS3 physics lesson explores forces and motion using the thrill and excitement of rides. Engage pupils with cross curricular links to Design & Technology and extend them with the challenge of potential and kinetic energy calculations, g-forces and circular motion.
Download includes full PDF lesson plan and 12 worksheets.
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