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Students will present a business plan and create a scale model of a roller coaster using restrictions associated with different lots of land. Apply concepts of potential energy, kinetic energy, centripetal force, inertia, and surface area.
Students work for an engineering design firm specializing in roller coaster engineering. Discover potential and kinetic energy, centripetal force, inertia, momentum, and velocity.
Students are roller coaster engineers hired to design a roller coaster that includes at least one loop, one wide turn, and one sharp turn. Explore concepts of gravity, velocity, acceleration, Newton’s First Law of Motion, friction, and the history of roller coasters.