Amusement Park Science

Get your adrenaline flowing and discover the amazing science behind amusement park rides. Whether it be stomach-turning carousels, gravity-busting high-level drops, or super-fast twisting roller coasters, rides use science to thrill the rider and keep them safe. This series looks behind the rides to discover the engineering and science that makes them work. From forces, mass, speed, and inertia to velocity, acceleration, kinetic energy, and much more, these four books make science fun and relevant to everyday life.

Cover: Clever Machinery: Gears, Levers, and More
Cover: Vertical Drop: Gravity in Motion
Cover: Switchback Turns: Forces in Motion
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Clever Machinery: Gears, Levers, and More Spring 2020
Roller Coaster Ride: Acceleration and Motion Spring 2020
Switchback Turns: Forces in Motion Spring 2020
Vertical Drop: Gravity in Motion Spring 2020
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019