Physics Day @ Six Flags

supermanuflogo1I’m taking my students to Six Flags for Physics Day. It’s April 24 in Georgia. If you’re outside of Georgia, know that Six Flags parks all over the country host similar outings in the spring.

Because we’ve been studying the Physics of Superheroes, our trip to Six Flags is extra special. Students will (in addition to all the great theme park physics we will do) get to ride the Batman and Superman roller coasters.

I’m starting my planning with the sweet physics day workbook, available for download from the Six Flags site.

Today, we watched The Science of Watchmen (6min), which introduced the students to several wave principles of energy. Then, I introduced them to light waves and early experiments to determine the velocity of light.

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