Amusement Park Physics (ages 10-13, August 7-11)

Your child will learn Newton’s Laws of Motion as they explore gravity, motion and force while building and experimenting with roller coasters and amusement park rides. They will work collectively using kits to create original designs, using applied engineering principles and proper mechanics, allowing campers to see the laws of physics, force, and energy at work. Amusement Park Physics is a project-based, interactive, hands-on camp introducing participants to amusement park mechanics as it relates to potential and kinetic energy, gravity and inertia, centrifugal and centripetal force, and more!

$259 program cost + $30 fee

About the Instructor

John W. Sanders is a high school instructor for the Pennsbury School District teaching in the applied engineering and technology education department. Sanders has taught in the Pennsbury School District since 1996 and presently teaches design engineering and robotics, and is also a part-time professor at DelVal where he teaches in the business administration and information technology departments. He has been with DelVal since 1997. Previously, he spent 16 years in the private sector.

Sanders holds a B.S. in industrial arts and industrial technology from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from The George Washington University with additional studies at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the principal’s certification program at Cabrini College. Sanders presently serves as the advisor and sponsor of Pennsbury High School’s Multi-Cultural Youth Leaders Club (MCYL) and the Sea Falcons Submersible Robotics Team. The Sea Falcons provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science and mathematics while building an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Students learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork and technical applications. Local competitions are sponsored by Drexel University, the Office of Naval Research and The Department of the Navy. In 2015, the Sea Falcon won five Awards, including the Overall Championship! Sanders is also the recipient of the City of Philadelphia’s Achievement Award for Literacy and Technology, The Barnes and Noble “My Favorite Teacher” award, and the National Society of High School Scholars “Educator of Distinction" award.

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