PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDSpringhouse Middle School teacher Sara Yazujian-Wehr signs in Dylan Duborg, Gavin Wagner, Matt Ray and Jake Kemper at the coaster physics day May 24 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Sydni Sundstrom was celebrating her 14th birthday while attending coaster physics day at Dorney Park with Parkland’s eighth-grade students. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Friends Mai Furst, Mai Kuoka, Devanshi Patel, Sydney Lehman, Mae Cook and Rita Yip prepare to ride a roller coaster. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Students from Parkland’s eighth-grade classes join other riders on Dorney Park’s Talon roller coaster. Their assignment was to measure the time it took to complete the ride and compute the speed (1 minute 45.57 seconds to travel 3,110 feet = 20.1 mph). Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Mae Cook; Rita Yip; Devanshi Patel and Mai Kuoka are ready to ride. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Not surprisingly, Mae Cook, Rita Yip, Mai Kuoka and Devanshi Patel all survived their roller coaster ride at Dorney Park, South Whitehall. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Students study physics of riding roller coasters
Eighth-grade students from the Parkland School District recently had a unique opportunity to study physics.
All it took was a trip to Dorney Park, South Whitehall, and riding the roller coasters.
Each group of four to six students was given an assignment to solve a physics problem related to roller coasters.