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Design a Roller Coaster

Subject: Applied Math, Physics
Grade: 6-8, 9-12
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Brief Description
Students learn about physics as they build a virtual roller coaster.

Objectives
Students learn about physics principles as they build a virtual roller coaster. They use hints provided on the Design a Roller Coaster Web site.

Keywords
roller coaster, physics, amusement park

Materials Needed
computers with Internet access

Lesson Plan
Link to the lesson at Amusement Parks Physics: Design a Roller Coaster.

Assessment
The roller coaster students build will earn "two thumbs up" on the Web site.

Lesson Plan Source
Annenberg/CPB Project

National Standards
Physics:
NS.5-8.2
NS.9-12.2

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 6/02/2011
 

 

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