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Roller Coaster Web quest. Roller coasters by Ms. May. Intro. Task. Process. Evaluation. Conclusion. References. Introduction.

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Roller coasters by ms may
Roller coasters by Ms. May

Intro

Task

Process

Evaluation

Conclusion

References


Introduction
Introduction

  • We all love to ride roller coasters. There is nothing that can compare to the thrill of riding a new coaster. But, why are roller coasters so exciting to so many people and what makes a coaster a top 5 coaster?


Task

  • You have inherited an amusement park from your grandfather but, it has no Rollercoaster. You know coasters are the draw for visitors to any amusement park. To fix this problem you will learn about the physics of coasters then design a coaster that will become a top 5 coaster so you can make a lot of money from your amusement park


Process step 1
Process… step 1

  • Step 1: Using the links on this page fill in the physics of roller coasters worksheet

  • Roller coaster worksheet

  • Links

    http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/circmot/rcd.cfm

    http://library.thinkquest.org/2745/data/ke.htm

    http://www.physics4kids.com/files/motion_intro.html

    http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.roller/

    http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20040616/Feature1.asp

    http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/louviere/Newton/


Process step 2
Process…. Step 2

  • Step 2: Write a journal entry that would explain a day at an amusement park riding roller coasters. Be sure to make details about why you liked the coasters and the motion you felt on the coasters


Process step 3
Process…Step 3

  • Step 3: Using the links below as a guide determine the top 5 roller coasters in the United States. Make sure you tell me why you chose each of the coasters

  • Links

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_roller_coaster_rankings

    http://kids.discovery.com/games/rollercoasters/coastervideos/steel/steel.html

    http://themeparks.about.com/cs/coasterbooks/a/bestcoasters.htm

    http://www.coasterfanatics.com/sec_coasters/top50_overall.asp


Process step 4
Process… Step 4

  • Write a paragraph that explains why some people would not agree with your list of the top 5 roller coasters


Process last step
Process… Last Step

  • Design a roller coaster using the links below, draw it on a separate piece of paper. Explain why you think people will want to ride it.

  • Links

    http://kids.discovery.com/games/rollercoasters/buildacoaster.html

    http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/coaster/


Evaluation
Evaluation

  • Worksheet on physics of coasters (20 points)

  • Journal entry on riding a roller coaster (20 points)

  • Determine the best coasters in the United States and why (20 points)

    4. Design a coaster and draw on a separate piece of paper (40 points)


References
References

  • http://kids.discovery.com/games/rollercoasters/buildacoaster.html

  • http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/circmot/rcd.cfm

  • http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/coaster/

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/2745/data/ke.htm

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_coaster

  • http://www.physics4kids.com/files/motion_intro.html

  • http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.roller/

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_roller_coaster_rankings

  • http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20040616/Feature1.asp

  • http://www.coasterville.com/history.htm

  • http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/louviere/Newton/

  • http://themeparks.lovetoknow.com/Causes_of_Roller_Coaster_Accidents

  • http://kids.discovery.com/games/rollercoasters/coastervideos/steel/steel.html

  • http://themeparks.about.com/cs/coasterbooks/a/bestcoasters.htm

  • http://www.coasterfanatics.com/sec_coasters/top50_overall.asp

  • http://www.rideaccidents.com/coasters.html

  • http://www.themeparkinsider.com/news/response.cfm?ID=1296


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