Background information for teachers
If students bring their lunch with them they can avoid queueing at the stalls and possibly missing a ride. There are gentler rides scheduled throughout the day. Students should consider this when planning lunch. Note: There are no drinking taps at Luna Park, students should bring a water bottle on hot days.
- Show video of the rides.
- On the bus (train) ask the students to close their eyes to concentrate on what their other senses tell them about how they are moving. Other Q'ns: Wil the bus be easier to stop when it is full or when it is empty? Why do you think the steering wheel in a bus is larger than the steering wheel in a car? Banked curves support roller coasters on a bend, look for banked curves on the way to Luna Park, what would happen if you went too fast around a banked curve?, Why is speeding around a curve dangerous on a rainy day?
Luna Park Quiz
A set of questions for students to reflect on the physics aspects of their experiences.
A quiz on the physics aspects of the rides which can be used as a post-excursion exercise.