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 2024. 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 Current Rides

Supernova Worksheet A two page pdf document
Twin Dragon A pdf of a worksheet from force point of view.
Twin Dragon A pdf of a worksheet from energy point of view
Speedy Beetle A 2 page pdf worksheet. The Speedy Beetle is a mini roller coaster
Enterprise 1.5 MB pdf worksheet
Scenic Railway A five page worksheet, 149 kB pdf
Coney Drop 207 kB pdf worksheet
Roller Coaster 1.21 MB pdf an alternative worksheet
Carousel A 584 kB pdf worksheet
Dodgem Cars A 1.39 MB pdf worksheet
Pharoah’s Curse A 60.6 kB pdf worksheet
Ferris Wheel A 446 kB pdf worksheet
Worksheet for Aerobatic Display for Unit 3 Motion 276 kB pdf, 9 page document
Worksheet for Aerobatic Display for ‘Flight’ Option 665 kB pdf A 7 page Word document

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’.
Worksheets for the former Rides

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 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.