Physics in an Amusement Park: The Experience of University Students

Michelle Tiamzon Natividad, Voltaire Mallari Mistades
2012 International Journal of Learning and Development  
The paper describes an amusement park activity that provided a unique opportunity to facilitate tertiary-level student"s understanding of Physics. During the out-of-class session, the students were engaged in activities where they verified the validity of physics concepts learned inside the classroom. By experiencing physical phenomenon in a fun manner they developed a new experimental basis for determining whether an answer calculated in a classroom makes sense. An amusement park experience is
more » ... an authentic real-life experiential learning tool that enhances students" understanding of the conceptual and contextual applications of the laws of Physics.
doi:10.5296/ijld.v2i1.1253 fatcat:vx4qbui4nvhbthoglcjgeutpui