Physics Day: SPS at Six Flags America

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Ever had a 96-foot drop as a part of your demo show?

Live in the Mid-Atlantic Region?

Volunteer for PHYSICS DAY!

April 22nd, 2016

Physics Day 2015 at Six Flags America

Each spring, thousands of high school physics students descend on Six Flags America in Bowie, MD and its gut-wrenching, free-falling, thrilling rides—and physics enthusiasts from across the Mid-Atlantic region are there to welcome them!

Consider volunteering for this fun event—details will be posted here as the 2016 event is planned. Volunteers will run accelerometer stations near popular rides, show off physics demonstrations, and talk to students about what it’s like to study physics. And yes, volunteers will also have plenty of time to play.

9:00AM - 2:30 PM
April 22, 2016
Volunteers can stay and play until 6:00 PM!

There is no cost for this event, but volunteers must be registered in advance. For questions or more information, contact the sps [at] aip.org (SPS National Office).

  • Accelerometer Stations
  • Roller Coaster Design Contest
  • Egg Drop Contest
  • Physics Demonstration Stations
  • Information Tables

Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, lunch, and an afternoon of rides!

Six Flags America

13710 Central Avenue
Bowie, MD 20721
Physics Day at Six Flags America

If your SPS chapter is outside the Mid-Atlantic region, contact local amusement parks to see if there are similar outreach opportunities.