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12 resources with the keyterm roller coasters

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Physics of Roller Coasters

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students design a roller coaster and demonstrate their knowledge of Potential and Kinetic Energy. They determine the average velocity a given marble travels on their roller coaster and apply their knowledge of various measurement systems...
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Amusement Park Physics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct a series of experiments on conservation of energy and momentum. In this physics lesson, students investigate the factors affecting the period of the pendulum. They build a roller coaster and calculate the marble's...
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Roller Coasters: They're Fun, But Are They Safe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students survey people to find out what roller coasters they like, conduct Internet research to find information on dangers in amusement parks, contact experts on subject, and write feature that shows pros and cons of coasters.
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This Is How We Roll!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students research how roller coasters work. In this physics lesson, learners research the history of roller coasters and the safety factors in the design of a roller coaster on the website www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics. They...
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Polynomial Roller Coasters

For Students 9th - 11th
In this algebra instructional activity, students identify the different polynomials created by the shape of a polynomial. They identify the degree of the polynomial. There are 7 questions.
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Roller Coaster Fun

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review the effects of gravity on how objects move. In groups, they design a roller coaster and share it with their classmates. Using materials given to them, they build their roller coaster and let a ball roll on the...
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May the Force Be With You

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read an article, brainstorm ideas and prepare journals investigating why people enjoy 'thrill' rides, what forces affect the body on these rides and how they can become dangerous.
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Mathematical Modeling and Physics

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders use a web site to investigate roller coaster physics. In this mathematical modeling lesson, 12th graders are grouped according to their performance on a test. Each group is given an activity to complete on a web site...
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USA Roller Coasters

For Students 6th - 8th
In this technology worksheet, students find the words in the puzzle about roller coasters and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Roller Coaster Fun

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the effects of gravity on how an object moves. In groups, they design a roller coaster, share their design with the class and build the roller coaster. They roll different sized balls down the track and record the...
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Competing Coasters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss what makes a roller coaster ride a thrilling experience and then compare attributes from different coasters to determine which is faster, higher, goes farther, or gives the longest ride.
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Roller Coaster Mania

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders extend their knowledge of developing maps. They work in cooperative groups to develop an amusement park display and a brochure.