Rollin' & Coastin'. Web Quest for Concept Engineers. You have 2 objectives: 1.) Graduate from school with your degree in Roller Coaster Concept Engineering 2.) Begin working at your Concept Engineering Company and complete necessary tasks.
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Rollin' & Coastin'
Web Quest for Concept Engineers
You have 2 objectives:
1.) Graduate from school with your degree in Roller Coaster Concept Engineering
2.) Begin working at your Concept Engineering Company and complete necessary tasks
This lesson will help you get closer to completing your degree. Make sure you hang on and pay attention to everything you’re learning. You’ll need this information to survive, I mean-Succeed.
Hold on, it could be a rough ride!!!
Let’s learn what it takes to be a
R o l l e r C o a s t e r D e s i g n e r
Go to this link and click on the arrow to go through the slides (1-11). Make sure you answer the questions on your worksheet as you go.
Then try to create a coaster that works!
An amusement park is interested in building the Roller Coaster that you just designed. But, they want to see what your coaster looks like drawn out on a graph and they want to know the slopes of the different hills.
Let’s review some of the basics first so that you can give them this information.
S l o p e o f a L i n e
E q u a t i o n s a n d G r a p h s
Go to this website and look at the information that is presented. Make sure you understand everything so that you can answer questions on your worksheet!
Maybe you should do a few practice problems before you figure out the slopes for the amusement park. Try to come up with the answers on your own and then check if you were right!
P r a c t i c e w i t h S t r a i g h t L i n e s
How come the Roller Coaster that you designed can make it all the way along the track without stopping?
To find out, look around this website:
R o l l e r C o a s t e r S c i e n c e
Now we know how a Roller Coaster works, how it travels from start to finish. But what makes Roller Coasters so much fun? How come you feel like your stomach is in your chest at some parts and like you weigh 500lbs. at others?
R o l l e r C o a s t e r F o r c e s
Let’s look at this new website to see if we can answer these questions. Make sure you read everything and then look around the site if you don’t understand anything.
Is it really safe to ride a Roller Coaster?
How come there are always signs when you are waiting in line to go on a Roller Coaster that say you shouldn’t ride it if you are pregnant, have neck problems, have high blood pressure, etc?
To understand how a Roller Coaster affects your body, let’s read and explore this website.
R o l l e r C o a s t e r S a f e t y
Just for fun…
Do you know which Roller Coaster currently holds the most world records—speed, height, and drop??
Check out the Roller Coaster Database with this link to find out.
A T h r i l l i n g R i d e