How did they carry out the best practice?
This practice is carried out in cooperation and coordination between the physics teacher and mathematics teacher at the school and the amusement park administration. This practice is to combine physics learning in classroom with fun in the amusement park in “physics day” and to ensure our students interaction in the inquiry process to gather information and apply what they have learned in real life situations. The results may be inaccurate but the actions students will take will be an opportunity for them to apply real science and mathematical concepts (STEAM) in a place far from the classroom.
The teacher has written and tested activities in the entertainment park and identified the materials and tools we need to carry out the activities. And listen to the feedback from the teams that volunteered to carry out activities. At first the physics teacher developed a guide for teachers. This guide contains:
- Scientific background (tribal learning) – such as gravity, force, motion, lack of gravity, mechanical energy
- Basic skills: The student needs to perform activities such as using the time clock. Measure heights. Estimating distances. Take altitude readings using the Altimeter. Calculate speed. Manufacture and use of accelerometer
- Class activities: Before the trip includes students’ teaching of physical concepts and after the journey involves transferring knowledge from students who have participated in the trip to their colleagues who have not gone.
- Worksheets for activities in the entertainment