Fun Science Lessons

Students analyze gravity coasters. Their objectives are to test, collect data, and evaluate then: (1) Explain why it is important for engineers to understand how roller coasters work, (2) Explain in physics terms how their model roller coasters work, (3) Discuss the effects of gravity and friction in the context of their roller coaster designs, and (4) Use the principle of conservation of energy to explain the design and layout of roller coasters.