Physics @ Disney World

miniterm 2005

February  17 - 25  2005

sponsors:  Willyetta Brown-Mitchell & John Kolena

thursday, february 17 schedule
9:00
Overview
9:30
the plane!  the plane!
(horizontal circular motion)

or 

make your own accelerometer
11:00
merry-go--round video
12:00
lunch
1:00
human merry-go-round lab
2:00
swings lab
3:00
measuring the speed at the bottom the looping roller coaster
Videopoint help file



friday, february 18 schedule
9:00
make your own accelerometer
(if you didn't get a chance yesterday or if you were unsuccessful at making yours)
or 
Videopoint analysis of a state fair ride
10:30
the upside down bucket 
or 
Videopoint analysis of a state fair ride

Videopoint analysis of a state fair ride
12:00
lunch
1:00
roller coaster simulation
2:00

3:00
roller coaster rides at Disney World

monday, february 21 schedule

9:00

9:30
Videopoint analysis of a state fair ride
11:00
logistics, questions, etc
11:30
complete pacing, distance measurement lab
noon
lunch
1:00
short presentations of state fair ride data & conclusions
1:45
Videopoint analysis of
roller coasters1
roller coasters2

spreadsheet modeling of roller coasters


ideas for physics activities at the parks

physiological effects at high g's


 february 22 - 25:  the Orlando itinerary


Orlando weather

Disney World

the official line

Magic Kingdom   Attractions

EpCot Center  Attractions

Disney-MGM Studios  Attractions

Animal Kingdom  Attractions


other resources

Roller Coaster Physics

How Roller Coasters Work guide to Disney World  and Universal Studios

the top ten roller coasters in Central Florida