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Acceleration Comes Alive in Science Class

Motion, acceleration and Newton have been the topics of study in 8th grade Physical Science. The students have been studying how Newton’s Laws of Motion create the sensations of feeling heavy or weightless. Students learned how to calculate the acceleration and speed of a roller coaster by applying Newton’s Laws of Motion. This classroom lesson came to life for the students when they visited Busch Gardens’ Physics Day. Each year, Busch Gardens sets aside two days for physics students to have exclusive park time, engage in interactive physics stations located around the park, participate in a live physics interactive show and learn from accelerators mounted on select rides.