The Science of Disney Imagineering engages students in learning the science behind the wonder world of Disney. Topics covered are gravity, trajectory, levers & pulleys, fluids, energy, design & models, magnetism, and more.
Bill Nye knows how to provide easy access to hard science with humor and hands-on activities. Episodes encourage students to ask questions and uncover the answers. Bill Nye The Science Guy covers a range of topics including health, math, nature, and the environment.
Students learn the definition of gravity and explain the relationship between gravity, mass, and distance. Best of all, they will be able to apply an understanding of forces to explain the feeling of weightlessness on a roller coaster ride. Cool!
The Imagineers take a new look at how levers and pulleys were utilized to create attractions such as Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Soarin' Over California. Students will see how levers and pulleys make work easier by either multiplying or redirecting the effort we put into them.
What scientific principle keeps coming up-and-up when designing Disney's theme park attractions? Trajectory!
How did the Imagineers create a realistic-looking snow-capped mountain in Florida for Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest? They started with a design process and models.
What scientific principle is at work in every theme park ride the Imagineers create? It's energy! The Imagineers reveal the role energy plays in popular theme park attractions such as Epcot's Test Track and the Mad Tea Party.
What scientific principle do the Imagineers use to make a splash? Fluid dynamics! In this program, the Imagineers demonstrate how they use fluids to construct rides and attractions like Grizzly River Run and The Seas with Nemo and Friends.
Newton's Three Laws of Motion are at work in virtually every Disney theme park ride and attraction. The Walt Disney Imagineers demonstrate how they use Newton's Three Laws to create some of the most exciting ride experiences possible.
Walt Disney Imagineers do more than create wild rides. They also study wild animals to create environments, activities and educational programs and Disney's Animal Kingdom that are tailored to the species' physical and behavioral adaptations. How do naked mole rats identify family members and why is the toilet chamber so important?