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
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.