The Physics of Roller Coasters


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Roller coasters are a staple at any amusement park. These scream machines are designed in different ways- some twirl around and others go upside down.

The objective of this lesson is to teach students physics related concepts including:
Kinetic energy
Potential energy
Velocity Acceleration

  Michelle Bar
Michelle has a background in education policy and community development and works with teachers to create a democratic school culture and atmosphere by infusing new teaching approaches into project-based learning.