Thirty-six students of Form 5 and Form 6, accompanied by four teachers, went for a Physics educational trip to the Ocean Park earlier before. Apart from experiencing the thrill of the gravity-defying rides and the opportunity of bonding with their peers on a bright sunny day, the Physics enthusiast participated in an extremely interesting activity, designed specifically for them, by the ocean park team.
Students used sensors to measure their acceleration at different positions of the ride. A clear explanation of the physics of the roller coaster, followed by the challenge of designing a roller coaster for a toy car, with the highest number of loops, provided the students an excellent opportunity to apply their creative and critical thinking skills. The enthusiasm that the students displayed is testimony to the fact that students learn best, when they apply their knowledge to real-life situations.