Use math to design roller coasters
What does math have to do with thrilling roller coaster rides? How high does a coaster need to be to successfully navigate through a loop and on to the end of the track? How is the speed of the coaster related to the height of the coaster’s starting position? Explore all these questions with roller coaster math!
Curriculum topics: Velocity and speed, slope, rates, ratios, algebraic formulas, roller coasters
Kit includes: Idea Sheet, 1 6 ft pipe insulation, 1 stopwatch, 1 metric measuring tape, 1 marble, and 1 steel marble
Number served: 2 - 4 students
Recommended for ages 11 and up.
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