Learning physics in a water park

C. Cabeza, N. Rubido, A.C. Martí

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Entertaining and educational experiments that can be conducted in a water park, illustrating physics concepts, principles and fundamental laws, are described. These experiments are suitable for students ranging from senior secondary school to junior university level. Newton's laws of motion, Bernoulli's equation, based on the conservation of energy, buoyancy, linear and non-linear wave propagation, turbulence, thermodynamics, optics and cosmology are among the topics that can be discussed. Commonly available devices like smartphones, digital cameras, laptop computers and tablets, can be used conveniently to enable accurate calculation and a greater degree of engagement on the part of students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

We thank the Faculty of Sciences of Universidad de la Republica and the Association of Physics Teachers of Uruguay (APFU).


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