Monday, May 24, 2010

When A Physics Field Trip Goes Horribly Wrong

I was laughing hysterically while reading this "trip report". So why not share it with the rest of the class?

This appears to be a trip for a group of high school students to the "Physics Day" at an amusement park in Michigan called "Michigan's Adventure". Unfortunately, the trip started going not according to plan from the get go.

To begin with, Schultz was unable to attend this event due to injuring his rotator cuff while mountain biking. Math teacher Danelle Bosker agreed to take his place. That mishap wasn't going to deter the students from embarking on this soon to be epic journey, but it could have been an omen.

Then there were overwhelmed MacDonald's, several wrong turns, a bus driver needing to pee, students stuck on a malfunctioning ride, etc.. etc. It got progressively hilarious.


I'm not sure if they learned any physics, but they certainly got a first hand experience at Murphy's law.


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