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

Supernova Worksheet 172 kB pdf

A two page pdf document

Twin Dragon 122 kB pdf

Twin Dragon: worksheet from force point of view.

Twin Dragon 125 kB pdf

Twin Dragon: worksheet from energy point of view.

Worksheet for Speedy Beetle 107 kB pdf

A 2 page pdf. The Speedy Beetle is a mini roller coaster.

Enterprise 1.5 MB pdf

Enterprise: worksheet.

Scenic Railway 149 kB pdf

Scenic Railway: five page worksheet.

Coney Drop 207 kB pdf

Coney Drop: worksheet.

Roller Coaster 1.21 MB pdf

Scenic Railway: alternative worksheet

Carousel 584 kB pdf

Carousel: worksheet.

Dodgem Cars 1.39 MB pdf

Dodgem Cars: worksheet.

Pharoah’s Curse 60.6 kB pdf

Pharoah’s Curse: worksheet.

Ferris Wheel 446 kB pdf

Ferris Wheel: worksheet.

Worksheet for Aerobatic Display for Unit 3 Motion 276 kB pdf

A 9 page Word document

Worksheet for Aerobatic Display for ‘Flight’ Detailed Study 665 kB pdf

A 7 page Word document

Worksheet for Giant Slide 73.7 kB doc

A 2 page Word document with an Energy approach and a Forces approach. A temporary ride in 2016.

Worksheet for Body Rock 224 kB doc

A 3 page Word document with an emphasis on circular motion. A temporary ride, when the Scenic Railway was undergoing maintenance in 2017.

G-Force 77.8 kB doc

G-Force: worksheet. Ride was replaced by Power Surge in 2018.

Silly Serpent 157 kB doc

Silly Serpent: worksheet. Ride was replaced in 2019.

Note: The Metropolis ride has gone and has been replaced by the Speedy Beetle. The G -Force ride has been replaced by a similar, but more complex ride called the Power Surge.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. The Silly Serpent was removed at the end of 2019. The replacement ride is the Supernova, but is in a new position.

General Resources

Luna Park Physics 195 kB pdf

The Physics of Luna Park rides written by Keith Burrows, Vicphysics Teachers’ Network

Physiology 18.2 kB pdf

Physiological responses A Worksheet.

Luna Park Quiz 13.5 kB pdf

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

ridedata.doc 28.7 kB doc

Dimensions of the rides to assist with video analysis.

Solutions to the worksheets are available from the Vicphysics at a Google Drive. To request access to the drive please email the Vicphysics with subject ‘Luna Park Solutions’.