Last Friday, the Physics Central team met up at the local Six Flags theme park for a sunny day of thrills. We weren't just there for fun, however; a flood of high school students converged there as well for a day of roller coaster physics lessons.
We came armed with accelerometers to measure g-forces on four of the park's rides and coasters. Additionally, we sprinkled physics demos throughout much of the park such as a bucket of oobleck, an egg drop contest, and a bed of nails.
We have photos and acceleration data from our day at Six Flags America. Take a look below for our recap of Six Flags Physics Day 2013!
|High schoolers ride the Superman roller coaster at Six Flags America on April 26, 2013.|
Image Credit: Matt Payne/AAPT
The steel behemoth known as Superman: Ride of Steel launches riders to 75 MPH speeds and heights exceeding 20 stories. I rode it last year, and I can assure you it's definitely a rush.
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