HowAmusementParksWork[Book: Lisa Greathouse – 2010 – 18x23cm – 34 Pages – Full colour]. Millions of people visit amusement parks every year. Not many people think about science while there, but fun parks would not exist without science. In fact, you could think of an amusement park as a huge science laboratory. Have you ever wondered how amusement park rides work? What keeps the roller coaster on its track? How the free-fall ride stops? What keeps the Ferris wheel steady? Chapter Points: The Science of Amusement Parks; Simple and Compound Machines; Measuring Motion; That Sinking Feeling; Will You Build the Next Great Ride?; Appendices; Glossary; Index. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair for children.