We are about to begin our adventures in roller coaster physics and design!
For 3rd and 4th Grade GATE and 4th/5th TAGS, you will be expected to follow specific boundaries for your coaster design. 5th Grade GATE,you will have a bit more leeway in your design-however, keep an eye on the deadline. No matter which class you are in, I do expect you to know the physics and vocabulary of a roller coaster, as well as some of the history behind these screaming inventions.
Step ONE: Work together with your team to complete this the Roller Coaster Physics Newsletter. In this Newsletter you will learn essential vocabulary and have to complete some coaster research.
Step TWO: Complete the online Roller Coaster webquest. I will print out the PDF for you, if you want , or you can record your findings directly into your journal. All the questions are numbered. Be sure to use complete sentences.
Step THREE: To be announced AFTER steps ONE and TWO are completed. Good Luck!
Websites to Research