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Worksheets and General Resources

The worksheets, answers and the general resources have been written by Gary Bass, Adam Bertram, Keith Burrows, Paul Cuthbert, Matthew Dodd, Paul Fitz-Gerald, Peter Jeans, Russell Downie, Martin Mahy, Dan O'Keeffe, Frances Sidari and Diane Wilkinson. The worksheets are in Word. Teachers should download them, modify if they wish, and copy them for their students. The worksheets have been updated to reflect the changes in the Physics Study Design implemented in 2009, but are yet to be updated for the 2017 course. Worksheets will not be provided on the day at Luna Park.

The worksheets vary in length. Teachers may wish to select some of the rides for which students complete worksheets on the day. In the past some teachers bound the worksheets, while others reduced them to a small A5 booklet.

Worksheets for the Rides

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Word

Worksheet for Giant Slide

73.7 kB

A 2 page Word document with an Energy approach and a Forces approach

Microsoft Word

Worksheet for Aerobatic Display for 'Flight' Detailed Study

1 MB

A 7 page Word document

Microsoft Word

Worksheet for Aerobatic Display for Unit 3 Motion

1.04 MB

A 9 page Word document

Microsoft Word

Worksheet for Body Rock

224 kB

A 3 page Word document with an emphasis on circular motion.

Microsoft Word

dragonforces.doc

123 kB

Twin Dragon: worksheet from force point of view.

Microsoft Word

dragonenergy.doc

122 kB

Twin Dragon: worksheet from energy point of view.

Microsoft Word

enterprise.doc

167 kB

Enterprise: worksheet.

Microsoft Word

shockdrop.doc

404 kB

Shock Drop: worksheet.

Microsoft Word

coaster.doc

411 kB

Scenic Railway: worksheet (5 pages).

Microsoft Word

railway.doc

82.9 kB

Scenic Railway: alternative worksheet.

Microsoft Word

carousel.doc

185 kB

Carousel: worksheet.

Microsoft Word

dodgem.doc

82.9 kB

Dodgem Cars: worksheet.

Microsoft Word

gforce.doc

77.8 kB

G-Force: worksheet.

Microsoft Word

pharoah.doc

219 kB

Pharoah's Curse: worksheet.

Microsoft Word

ferris.doc

227 kB

Ferris Wheel: worksheet.

Microsoft Word

serpent.doc

157 kB

Silly Serpent: worksheet.

Note: The Metropolis ride has gone and a replacement is due. The G -Force ride has been replaced by a similar, but more complex ride called the Power Surge. There is no worksheet for this ride. The Giant Slide was a temporary ride in 2013. The Body Rock was a temporary ride in 2017.

General Resources

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Word

Luna Park Physics

289 kB

The Physics of Luna Park rides written by Keith Burrows, AIP (Vic Branch) Education Committee.

Microsoft Word

ridedata.doc

28.7 kB

Dimensions of the rides to assist with video analysis.

Microsoft Word

physiology.doc

43.5 kB

Physiological responses A Worksheet.

Microsoft Word

quiz.doc

21 kB

A quiz on the physics aspects of the rides which can be used as a post-excursion exercise.

Solutions to the worksheets are available from the Vicphysics only to teachers who are registered to receive the Email Newsletter. To request a set of the solutions please email the Vicphysics