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13 resources with the keyterm roller coaster

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Energy Conversions and Roller Coasters

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explain how mechanical energy is conserved in falling objects. In this physics lesson, students design and construct a roller coaster based on given requirements. They draw and explain their model.
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Electricity's Attraction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the different features of a roller coaster using an interactive website. In this physical science lesson, students explain the role of science to make this thrill ride possible. They develop a creative presentation about...
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Roller Coaster

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the concept of momentum with this investigation. In this momentum instructional activity, 5th graders build a model roller coaster in order to explore momentum. Then work in groups to design a toothpick roller...
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Take a Roller Coaster Ride

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate how roller coasters are built. In this physics lesson, students research the laws of physics that affect roller coaster construction. Students create their own roller coaster design.
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Tubularastic Roller Coaster

For Teachers 3rd
Students observe the effect of gravity on objects. They use tubing and other materials to simulate a roller caster. Afterward, they create a journal to write their observations and summaries.
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Building a Roller Coaster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars describe the law of conservation of energy. They identify the conversion between potential and kinetic energy. They investigate and describe the application of Newton's Laws of Motion.
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The Ultimate Roller Coaster Contest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explain how conservation of energy applies to roller coasters. In this physics lesson, students construct their own coasters according to a specified criteria. They make modifications to their design when necessary. 
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Roller Coaster Simulator for the Magnetic Chalkboard: Construction Plans

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners watch a demonstration that allows the teacher to show Galileo's inertia experiment and how and why the hills on roller coasters are designed as they are. The roller coaster simulator can be mounted on a magnetic chalkboard;...
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Life Is Like a Roller Coaster

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice "I" messages and explore how life can be like a roller coaster.
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Ball Bearing Roller Coasters and Teamwork Lab

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss potential and kinetic energy and design roller coasters to study this concept. In this energy instructional activity, students discuss the potential and kinetic energy of a roller coaster. Students design roller coasters...
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Roller Coaster Ride

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this roller coaster ride worksheet, students complete 5 statements related to an imagined roller coaster ride that they have just experienced. First, they explain why they were excited and how fast the roller coast went. Then,...
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Roller Coaster Ride 2

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this roller coaster ride learning exercise, learners complete 5 statements about imagining they had just experienced riding on a roller coaster. First, they describe how excited they were and why. Then, students describe how fast the...
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Magic Mountain Coaster Computation

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students use the Internet to do research on the roller coasters at Magic Mountain Amusement Park. They must use mathematical formulas to calculate the highest and fastest coaster at the park.