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Phun Physics Looking at how Physics can be seen at a Theme Park. Created by Ms. Crystal Edmonson, Ms. Monica Fonseca, Mr. Kevin Williams, and Dr. Brenda Stevens. We will look at the science that is seen at a Theme Park like Fiesta Texas.

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## Phun Physics Looking at how Physics can be seen at a Theme Park

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### Phun PhysicsLooking at how Physics can be seen at a Theme Park

Created by

Ms. Crystal Edmonson,

Ms. Monica Fonseca,

Mr. Kevin Williams, and

Dr. Brenda Stevens

We will look at the science that is seen at a Theme Park like Fiesta Texas.

Then, we will look at the Math that relates to the science that we have seen.

But before we do that…

We need a little background information.

Introducing Isaac Newton

Conservation of Energy

Potential Energy = Kinetic Energy

• An object has the Potential to do energy.
• An object has Kinetic
• Energy when it is in
• motion
Potential Energy
• At the top of the hill, the roller coaster has its greatest potential energy.
• As it starts down the
• hill, potential energy
• begins to decrease.
Kinetic Energy
• Again, is what potential energy changes into because the roller coaster is moving.
• At the bottom of the hill the roller coaster is going its fastest, so the kinetic energy is its greatest.
You See…

Energy is always conserved!

• At any given point along the roller coaster you will have….
• E=PE+KE
• PE = mgh & KE = ½ mv*v
• Hence you get:

E = mgh + ½ mv*v

m = mass

g = gravity

v = velocity

In Review…
• At the top of the hill the roller coaster has its greatest potential energy. {KE = 0}
• As it begins down the hill, potential energy decreases as kinetic energy increases.
• Then at the bottom of the hill, potential energy is at its lowest point while kinetic energy is at its greatest. {PE = 0}