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Students participate in physics field trip at Six Flags Great America

posted May 25, 2018, 4:36 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Korey Alder, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Posted May 25th, 2018

Last Friday, juniors and seniors in physics took a field trip to 6 Flags Great America for the day. Students were tasked with solving physics-related problems related to rides, such as the forces experienced at different parts of the rides. One task, for example, was to find centripetal acceleration experienced while riding the famous Columbia Carousel. There was still plenty of time to have fun, and many took advantage of the shorter-than-usual lines and good weather (until some light showers arrived later in the day, soaking the students) to try out various rides around the park. The exciting day and lower cost of entry makes this one of the highlights of taking a physics class.