Science of Disney Imagineering: Gravity - Classroom Edition

Science of Disney Imagineering: Gravity - Classroom Edition

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What is the force that puts the thrill in thrill rides? Gravity, of course! One of the biggest challenges for Imagineers in designing theme park attractions, like Disney's Rockin' Roller Coaster and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, is figuring out the best way to work with-and sometimes against-gravity's constant 1G force. Students learn to define gravity and…  See more details below

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What is the force that puts the thrill in thrill rides? Gravity, of course! One of the biggest challenges for Imagineers in designing theme park attractions, like Disney's Rockin' Roller Coaster and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, is figuring out the best way to work with-and sometimes against-gravity's constant 1G force. Students learn to define gravity and explain the relationship between gravity, mass, and distance. Best of all, they will be able to apply an understanding of forces to explain the feeling of weightlessness on a rollercoaster ride.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2009
UPC:
0786936789232
Rating:
NR
Source:
Disney Educational
Sales rank:
62,951

Scene Index

Public Performance Rights, Educator's Guide, "Try it Yourself" Experiment, Interactive Activity to reinforce key lessons, Correlated to National Curriculum Standards

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Science of Disney Imagineering: Gravity - Classroom Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TeachWell More than 1 year ago
Real Imagineers using rollercoasters, water slides and thrill rides to explain concepts like potential and kinetic energy or the acceleration of a falling object. Not only do these Imagineering DVD's make the concepts perfectly clear, they actually cause you to start noticing science at work in the world all around you. A powerful teaching tool that's also lots of fun for adults, it makes science exciting and relevant. The host is young and appealing, a great role model for kids. The series is ideal for grades 5-9 but would serve a much wider group.