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One of the most popular resources in PBS LearningMedia, a new interactive game from Annenberg Learner, is taking California teachers on a ride. Amusement Park Physics was inspired by the Annenberg Learner series, The Mechanical Universe, and answers the question, “How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design?”

Amusement Park Physics
Subject: Science
Grade Level: 9-12
In this interactive game, players are tasked with building a conceptual roller coaster using physics concepts that help design real roller coasters. At the amusement park, players also learn why bumper cars are a good way to look at Newton’s second and third laws of motion, and why people get sick on rides.

Annenberg Learner will contribute a total of 75 quality interactives to PBS LearningMedia.  A stand-out offering in this collection for middle schoolers is  United States History Map.


United States History Map
Subect: Social Studies
Grade Level: 6-8
In this interactive, the player becomes a geography whiz while learning how the United States was settled. Discover how the continent was irrevocably changed by European colonization, the events that caused the wholesale displacement and decimation of the land’s original inhabitants, and how the 50 states came to be formed.

Explore thousands of interactive games in PBS LearningMedia.


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