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April 2, 2000

Studying The Physics Of Fun At Six Flags AstroWorld

Houston, TX -- Six Flags AstroWorld transforms into an outdoor laboratory as students and physics teachers from hundreds of high schools across Houston and surrounding areas take over the park Friday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Senior High Physics Day.

Students will experience first-hand the principles and theories of physics they have learned in the classroom. AstroWorld's rides and attractions will demonstrate scientific principles and will challenge students to solve a variety of physics-related problems.

Alief Elsik physics teacher, Dan Barber, describes Physics Day as "discovering real-world applications for the theories taught in school." Students will definitely remember these lessons as they "study" heart-pounding rides such as Serial Thriller, Dungeon Drop, Ultra Twister, Greezed Lightnin' and the Barnstormer. Students will also receive a FREE Physics Workbook, developed in conjunction with the Houston Area Physics Teachers Association, that includes experiments and questions based on AstroWorld's exciting rides and demonstrates principles such as the Laws of Motion, acceleration and G-Force.

Groups or individuals interested in purchasing advance tickets should call 713-794-3291 or order online at Tickets will be available at the Front Gate on Friday, April 14 for $15.99 plus tax.