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THRILL U MATH & SCIENCE DAY

 

The principles of physics come to life at Dorney Park on Friday, May 8th, 2015 when the amusement park is turned into the world’s largest classroom. Students can experience the laws of physics in motion and discover how math and science apply to amusement park excitement at Dorney Park. Please see below for more information on this exciting and educational day!

Thank you for your interest in the Dorney Park THRILL U Program!


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Thrill U Math & Science Day

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is pleased once again to participate in a collaborative project that engages future teachers in serious work with leading educators and the community. For science and mathematics teachers, this represents the best of two worlds, a living classroom replete with experiential activities and a forum for examining the connections between theory and practice. For Dorney Park, this is yet another opportunity to showcase their outstanding amusement park. All who participate will examine the extraordinary structural design process that went into the construction of these fabulous rides.

Our project planning team consists of professionals from area school districts, Dorney Park, and Kutztown University. The teams contributed their time, effort and expertise to create a new and exciting experience that has now become an annual event for many school districts. We extend to you the opportunity to examine our laboratory manual, review procedural aspects, and participate in our twelfth annual Thrill U day that will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Dr. Joseph S. Elias
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Ready to book your group for THRILL U? Call 610.395.2000 to speak with our enthusiastic Sales Team or CLICK HERE to request more information.

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Low-Cost Tickets

Groups of 20 or more qualify for special pricing. Tickets must be purchased a minimum of two days prior to your visit. 

Meal Options

Catering is available for groups of 40 or more. We also offer Meal Vouchers for a wide variety of delicious meal options at nearly two dozen locations throughout the Park.

Beagle Bucks

Beagle Bucks allow groups to purchase, in advance, dollar-equivalent scrip certificates for use within the Park at a variety of food, merchandise and game locations.

Alternate Days

While representatives from Kutztown University will offer on-site assistance Friday, May 9th, you are welcome to complete the Thrill U curriculum independently during your visit on any day this season.

Ready to book your group for THRILL U? Call 610.395.2000 to speak with our enthusiastic Sales Team or CLICK HERE to request more information.

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Select Rides Ahead of Time

You and your students should decide on which of the many rides you want to explore. Some rides may take more time than others to complete. Some data will require multiple cycles to collect.

Introduce Topics

Introduce to students the concepts to be studied and rides that you have chosen during the weeks leading up to the event. Plan time in class for analysis during the days following the event.

Determine Data Collection

Each teacher needs to decide how the students from his/her school will complete the data collection sheets, and any other information, that her/ his students may need. We recommend that teachers in charge advise students who may be fearful of some rides, that riding is optional and not mandatory.

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Things to Bring 

Here are some things that we recommend you bring on your CoasterQuest visit to make the day a success!

Things For CoasterQuest 

  • Copies of the activities that your class plans on doing
  • Stopwatches
  • Calculators
  • Clipboards, paper and pencils
  • Masking tape
  • Protractors
  • Accelerometers and Inclinometers

Things For Dorney Park

  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen, hats, raincoats
  • Money for food, beverages, lockers, etc 
  • Backpacks or plastic bags to keep materials
  • A reserve of energy and enthusiasm for exploration

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Coaster Quest Materials

You are welcome to download any curriculum that you feel will help enchance your group's visit to Dorney Park. If you have any questions about curriculum, please contact the Group Sales Department at 610.395.2000 or groupsales@dorneypark.com.

2015 CoasterQuest Physics Manual

Click here to download

2015 CoasterQuest Algebra Manual

Click here to download

2015 CoasterQuest Geometry Manual

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2015 CoasterQuest Middle School Manual

Click here to download

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