Learning Physics in a Water Park
Physics Education Volume 49, Number 2, ISSN 0031-9120
Entertaining and educational experiments that can be conducted in a water park, illustrating physics concepts, principles and fundamental laws, are described. These experiments are suitable for students ranging from senior secondary school to junior university level. Newton's laws of motion, Bernoulli's equation, based on the conservation of energy, buoyancy, linear and non-linear wave propagation, turbulence, thermodynamics, optics and cosmology are among the topics that can be discussed. Commonly available devices like smartphones, digital cameras, laptop computers and tablets, can be used conveniently to enable accurate calculation and a greater degree of engagement on the part of students.
Cabeza, C., Rubido, N. & Martí, A.C. (2014). Learning Physics in a Water Park. Physics Education, 49(2), 187-194.