The Urban School Physics Classes

For the past ten years, The Urban School has been coming to Circus Center with their advanced Physics students to collect data for their final projects. This past week, 45 students donned vests equipped with accelerometers as they took turns on the Flying Trapeze.

The accelerometers in their vests record acceleration in 3 directions and the student’s altitude. The recording starts before they climb up the ladder, triggering a camera located in the bleachers to start recording their movement all the way through the swing, into the catch, and eventually dropping into the net. The students will then take all of the recorded data, paired with the videotape, and put together a comprehensive report for their final Physics project.

We’ll be sure to let you know what the students discovered!