Cedar Point will host its own version of science class when the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort will extend its popular Physics, Math & Science Day to a five-day event this May.
The new Math & Science Week will be held Monday through Friday, May 18-22 and will offer a variety of daily activities and programs for students and teachers.
Schools from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania are expected to attend. The programs and displays are appropriate for middle and high school students.
Participating in the event will be NASA’s Glenn Research Center, Cleveland; the Detroit Science Center; and COSI (Center of Science & Industry) in Columbus, Ohio.
"This will be a wonderful learning experience for students and teachers alike, " said Clark Culbertson, Cedar Point’s Vice President of Marketing. "The five-day event will give schools many more options. With our science partners, there will be a lot more to see and do than ever before."
Some of the planned activities will include several new displays and exhibits. The Glenn Research Center will have displays of the new Ares I and Ares V launch vehicles and the Orion crew exploration vehicle. The Detroit Science Center will present several exhibits on centripetal force, magnetic fields and chemical reactions, while COSI Columbus will bring its new Science Spot exhibit that will include activities on Force & Motion, Structures and Puzzling Puzzles.
Some of the event’s traditional favorites will also return. NASA’s Microgravity Man will demonstrate how free fall results in apparent weightlessness along with some of its effects on physical phenomena. Plus, NASA’s Q & A game show and space-themed photo booth will also be back. Each day will offer a different curriculum of activities and events.
In addition to the exhibits and special activities, many students will be given class assignments to complete work sheets that illustrate the speed and velocity of Cedar Point’s rides and roller coasters. With 75 rides including 17 roller coasters, Cedar Point has more rides and more roller coasters than any park in the world.
Participating groups of 15 or more students can purchase discounted tickets to the event. (Advanced reservations are required.) For more information, school groups can visit cedarpoint.com/students or call Cedar Point Group Sales at 800.448.2428.