Fairground Physics

Tuesday-Friday, Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
10-11:30am or 12:30-2pm

Click, boom, bang, clang—what makes the carousel go round? It may seem all fun and games, but this 100-year-old structure is in fact a powerful machine, propelling some 16,000 kilograms of wood, metal and glass with every ride.

This program encourages participants to practice scientific inquiry in fun new ways, using principles of measurement, geometry, sound, and force to discover the inner workings of the carousel. Carousel ride included.

This program is appropriate for grades 4-6.

Fairground Physics Teacher's Guide [PDF - 1.1 MB]

BC Curriculum Connections [PDF - 197 KB]

Field Trip FAQ.pdf [PDF - 3.2 MB]