Up and Down Designs: Roller Coaster Rides
Ninth graders discuss and demonstrate the difference between potential and kinetic energy. They design and build foam-tubing roller coasters to show how mass and height affect the potential energy of an object.
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Potential and Kinetic Energy: The Roller Coaster Lab
Ron Toomer, a famous roller coaster designer, suffered from motion sickness. Pupils design their own roller coasters, learning about potential and kinetic energy in the process. Labs focus on the importance of drop height, energy...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Roller Coaster Simulator for the Magnetic Chalkboard: Construction Plans
Young scholars 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...
8th - 10th Science
The Physics of Roller Coasters
Applied physics excites learners because it is about race cars, airplanes, and even roller coasters. Roller coasters are the focus of a video that focuses on the physics of roller coasters starting and stopping. It highlights the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Turn It Upside Down: Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
High schoolers explore a computer-aided design program. Students chart out roller coaster design, computer graphics and architecture. High schoolers focus on understanding the connections between mathematics, science, technology and...
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering