Minecraft The Science of Amusement Parks

Amusement parks are filled with lots of heart-pounding fun, as well as many opportunities to learn about science and engineering. In the Science of Amusement Parks program, participants will work with instructors to learn the basic science and engineering behind roller coasters and other amusement park rides. We will use Minecraft to create virtual rides and to experience the thrill of the turns, loops and drops!

Topics & Skills Covered:Goals & Objectives
– 3D design
– Building design
– Brainstorming
– Collaboration and communication
– Constructive feedback
– Minecraft construction
– Minecraft design
– Physics concepts such as potential/kinetic energy
– Problem solving
– Redstone
– Roller coaster design
– Science concepts in amusement parks
– Scope and scale
– Time management
– Demonstrate understanding of physical forces in a virtual Minecraft world
– Explore the real-world effects of physics on a roller coasters and other amusement rides
– Gain the ability to define and explain examples of kinetic and potential energy, friction and gravity
– Understand the physics of roller coaster design: kinetic and potential energy, and gravity


    Jul 26 - 30 2021


    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Local Time

    • Timezone: America/New_York
    • Date: Jul 26 - 30 2021
    • Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Tuition Fees




    Rising Grade Level

    Grades 2-4