Physics Field Trip to the aMaizin! Adventure Park 1st July 2014

3rd July 2014

A Year 12 Physics group visited aMaizin! Adventure Park in St Ouen to investigate frictional forces involved in the Toboggan ride.

Various parameters were measured such as slope length and angle before a volunteer was “chosen” to act as test-pilot. The runs were timed and the data was processed back in class. Other mini experiments included shifting centre-of-gravity control of Balancing Bikes and some momentary effects of weightlessness (0 g)! Everyone had a really good time seeing how Physics is involved in aspects of everyday life.