Amusement Park Science at Playland

Last updated on
Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Program Description

Playland presents Amusement Park Science & Physics, an enrichment experience designed to enhance your student’s knowledge and understanding, and to demonstrate how the Science & Physics they learn in the classroom applies to the world around them. Since 1988, over 100,000 students from BC have experienced Science of Fun and Science & Physics Days at Playland. Students can learn about the acceleration on the Roller Coaster and G-force on the Hellevator. A curriculum guide is provided with grade appropriate experiments developed by Jim Wiese, author of Amusement Park Science, and hosted by Playland.

Big Ideas
  • Electric current is the flow of electric charge.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Teachers and chaperones (over the age of 21) receive one complimentary admission for every 4 paid students.

    Additional Notes

    Spring 2019 Dates

    • Wednesday May 8
    • Thursday May 9
    • Wednesday May 15
    • Thursday May 16
    • Thursday May 23

    The event runs from 10AM-2PM. Spring 2019 Guides to be posted in late April 2019.

    Fall 2019 Date

    • Wednesday October 9