You should work through these websites in the order they are listed.  Take notes in your design notebook as you explore the websites.

STUDY OF FORCE AND MOTION

1. Click on this link
to learn about gravity, mass and weight, unbalanced     forces and balanced forces.  You should read the material, and then complete  an experiment to see how the size of a hill affects the distance a car travels. Be sure to take the quiz at the end of the session.  Raise you hand when you finish the quiz, so the Head Roller Coaster Engineer can record your score.  


2. Click on this link to explore how friction affects a moving vehicle.  You will first read about friction and then you will conduct an experiment to see how the material the road is made out of determines how far a car will travel.  You will change the track to different materials and test which material  will allow the car to travel the farthest.  Be sure to take the quiz at the end and raise your hand so the Head Roller Coaster Engineer can record your score. 



3. Click on this link to learn about force and movement and how weight and friction affect motion.  These are important topics to consider when deciding how to create your roller coaster.



4. Click here to learn about gravity and friction and show you how these forces are in action at an amusement park.  Use the next arrows to explore the activities on the site. 



STUDY OF ROLLER COASTERS

5. Now you are going to study the history of roller coasters by
clicking here  Go to the site and explore it, taking notes of facts that you think are important in your Design Notebook. 


DESIGN ROLLER COASTERS

6. Now you are going to become the roller coaster designer.  Spend time at each of these sites following the directions to create a roller coaster.  The sites will give you tips and tricks for making the best roller coaster you can. Be sure to jot down notes on any aspects of those roller coasters that you would like to include in yours. 

Reminder: Some of these sites load slowly - be PATIENT!!


DESIGN SITE #1

DESIGN SITE #2

DESIGN SITE #3