Every year the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) runs an annual event where they book out Luna Park for Year 12 Physics students.
The excursion addressed a number of areas of the curriculum including “Motion in one and two dimensions” for Unit 3 of the VCE Physics Study Design.
Braemar students were invited to test the shifting g-forces on their Luna Park rides.
Some of the rides our students enjoyed were the over 100 year old Scenic Railway roller-coaster, Dodgem Cars, the Enterprise (spins them around vertically), the Pirate Ship and the Top Drop (drops them from high in the air).
Year 12 Physics teacher, Daniel Horvat said,
“This excursion allows the students to feel and witness the forces and motion that I have talked about in class. It also allows them to apply many of the formulas to a real life scenario.”