Video 2: Segment 1
Video 2: Segment 2
Video 2: Segment 3
Roller Coaster Guiding Questions
Paragraph 1: History
What is a roller coaster?
Who is credited with making the first roller coaster?
When was the first roller coaster available in the US?
When did steel roller coasters make their debut?
Paragraph 2: Design Your Own Roller Coaster - Answer all prompts. You might need to make this two paragraphs!
What did you learn about hill height when you completed these online activities?
What did you learn about loops when you completed these online activities?
What did you learn about your coaster’s “fear factor”?
What did you learn about roller coaster safety while completing these online activities?
Paragraph 3: Summary of video worksheet
At what point on a roller coaster is the rider at maximum height?
Why does the first hill of a roller coaster have to be higher than all the other hills, twists, and turns?
How does Newton’s Third Law and centripetal force relate?
Why don’t roller coasters derail?
Paragraph 4: Roller Coaster Lab - This paragraph is a summary of what you learned while doing the roller coaster lab.
Copy and paste the CPO roller coaster into your paper BEFORE writing the rest of your paragraph. The image you are to use is below.
Define and explain potential energy, then identify on the roller coaster where the greatest potential is located.
Define and explain kinetic energy, then identify on the roller coaster where the greatest potential is located.
Where on the roller coaster coaster is kinetic energy converted to potential energy and vice-versa?