The Microsoft Word TM file containing requirements,
constraints and criteria to which students will refer to create a Design
The criteria with which projects will be graded
The directions for the video you will present to the amusement park
A WebQuest for students to investigate simple machines
Amusement Park Ride Investigation WebQuest
The Microsoft Word TM file containing the WebQuest and Rubric
The Inclined Plane Handout
The Wedge Handout
The Screw Handout
Interactive Simple Machines
Can't remember the 6 simple machines?
This interactive website will jog your memory. Visit the site to learn about
the six simple machines and mechanical advantage. Then play the game to quiz
If you can't access the site above, try
this static site.
Machines and More Machines
Information related to six
simple machines and variations. Includes cranks, cams, gears, springs and
How Does Mechanical Advantage Help?An interactive site that describes the
relationship between the Load, Effort and the location they are applied.
This is the place to go to maximize movement or force generated by your
Stuff WorksA great interactive site that explains
how things work. Just type the topic in the search engine and go!
David Burton's Amusement Park Extravaganza
A link that provides the description and
history of many amusement park rides. To learn more about the
companies who build rides or jobs in this industry, click on the links page.
Canobie Lake Park
Check out the rides at Canobie Park in
Great AdventureCheck out the rides at Great Adventure
in New Jersey.
Fieldtrip to an Amusement ParkSee what physics students do on
amusement park rides
Annenberg's Amusement Park RideThis interactive site will help you
understand some of the forces that will (or will not) allow your ride to
work as expected. Select rides from the menu at the bottom of the screen
Design your own Coaster
If you're thinking about designing a roller coaster, you should first master
this interactive coaster design game. Getting this coaster to run is much
easier than building one. You will need to understand the effects of a
number of forces explained in this game. Even if you're not building a
coaster. It is fun to play.