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AAPT Events for Physics Day at Six Flags

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College Park, Maryland, April 14, 2014—Physics is fundamental to understanding how amusement park rides operate.  As a participating sponsor of Physics Day at Six Flags in Maryland, AAPT provides volunteers, and holds events that support student learning. Come enjoy all the thrills Six Flags America has to offer, including heart-pounding roller coasters, thrill rides, and family attractions all while learning and conducting experiments geared toward physics. Students in middle and high school perform group or individual experiments to answer assigned workbook questions.  Learning comes to life with hands-on physics experiments coordinated by National Aerospace Professionals and AAPT.

AAPT will hold two contests, an Egg Drop Contest and Roller Coaster Building Contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams from both contests will receive great prizes.

The 2014 Physics Day at Six Flags is Friday, May 2. Bring your class out to test their knowledge, collect data and conduct experiments using some of our selected rides including VooDoo Drop, SUPERMAN: Ride of Steel, The JOKERS Jinx, and Apocalypse. Students even have a chance to sign up and participate in two different contests while at Six Flags America, an Egg Drop Contest and a Coaster Building Contest. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/aapt6flags  or call 301‑867‑0272.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

For more information: Contact Marilyn Gardner, Director of Communications, mgardner@aapt.org, (301)209-3306, (301)209-0845 (Fax)