Which force keeps you from flying off a merry-go-round? What's so special about the mirrors that distort your image? How much energy is used when a roller coaster is flying down the track? Have you ever thought about making a roller coaster of paper? What would you need to know? GSI students will engage in a variety of projects and activities related to the fun of using math and science as they discover how they are used in amusement parks. The goal is to open students’ eyes to what lies behind the "magic" creating the fun in amusement parks. Get ready. There are a lot of connections between math, science--especially physics, and the dynamics of those funny, sometimes scary rides, and students are going to have a great time discovering them!
The 2023 sessions for current 7th graders include Session I: July 2-10 and Session II: July 12-20. See your counselor to learn about the application process.