Welcome to NASA Glenn's Amusement Park Physics Page
NASA Glenn will be participating in Math and Science Week at Cedar Point but only during the days of May 15-16, 2013.
Many amusement parks open their doors to physics teachers
and their students for the opportunity to test the physics
that they learned in their classrooms. For over twelve years,
NASA Glenn and Plum Brook Station researchers and engineers
have been attending physics days at local amusement parks
to help students discover how their experiences on amusement
park rides simulate some of the effects that astronauts experience
when they travel into space.
NASA Glenn Research Center in collaboration
with The National Center for Space Exploration Research on Fluids and
Combustion (NCSER) developed the middle school guide for educators and
students, "Amusement Park Physics with a NASA Twist."
The NASA Physics Day program may include
the "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth, a Space Trivia
Game, education workshops, and NASA personnel to explain the
space connection in the physics of park rides.
Our Amusement Park Physics Days Programs
Microgravity Man and His Friends
The NASA Glenn Aerobus featuring NASA Space Trivia
Full-scale inflatable Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle
“Marble Run” Roller Coaster Challenge
Aerodynamic Wing Lift Activity
Picture Yourself in Space Photobooth
Launch and Crewed Systems
Radioisotope Power Systems
Educational Demonstration Stations