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1 Thrill Ride! Designing a High Speed Roller Coaster

2 Bell Ringer On an index card, list 3 things you know about successful roller coasters.

3 Hang on!! See what you think about THIS thrill ride!THIS thrill ride

4 Engineering Design Process

5 Design and construct a roller coaster prototype that will allow a marble to travel across the tracks at a high average speed and stay safe. Engineering Design Challenge

6 What do you think you need to know in order to design a thrilling roller coaster ride? What do you think you need to know in order to design a thrilling roller coaster ride?

7 Let’s see how that works… Let’s see how potential energy changes into kinetic energy on a roller coaster. Click here.Click here

8 Create Coaster Cars You will be playing a National Geographic BrainPop game called Coaster Creator.Coaster Creator.

9 Your Job Your job as an engineering team is to get enough energy into your system to keep your roller coaster from getting stuck and to make it go fast. But be careful! Too much energy in your system can send your roller coaster flying off the track!

10 m/games/coastercreator m/games/coastercreator/www.brainpop.co m/games/coastercreatorwww.brainpop.co m/games/coastercreator If your computer is not open to the Coaster Creator site, type in Try this at home, too!

11 Exit Slip On an index card, list at least 2 things you learned about roller coasters today.

12 Thrill Ride! Day 2

13 Bell Ringer On an index card, list 2 things you learned from your research that will be helpful in designing your roller coaster.

14 Engineering Design Process

15 The track must: – Have 1 vertical loop. – Have 1 starting hill. – End with a hill. The coaster car (marble) must: – Complete the course. – Stay on track. – Land safely in a cup at the end of the track. All team members must: – Participate in the design, construction, and operation of the roller coaster. Criteria

16 Thrill Ride! Day 3

17 Bell Ringer Look at the graph and roller coaster plan your team sketched on Day 2. Be ready to share any changes you might recommend.

18 Engineering Design Process

19 Engineering Objective Engineers must: Communicate the results of technical problem solving.

20 The track must: – Have 1 vertical loop. – Have 1 starting hill. – End with a hill. The coaster car (marble) must: – Complete the course. – Stay on track. – Land safely in a cup at the end of the run. All team members must: – Participate in the design, construction, and operation of the roller coaster. Criteria

21 Constraints You must use only the materials provided when building your roller coaster. You may not use human force to start the marble on the track.

22 Instructions 1.Construct and test your roller coaster. If it is not successful, make adjustments and retest. 2.Run 3 tests on your successful roller coaster model. 3.Calculate the mean average speed from the 3 tests. 4.Record this information on the Class Coaster Chart. 5.Make a sketch of the your roller coaster.


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