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Roller Coaster Physics Investigation
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|School / Organization||St Mary's County Public Schools|
|Title||Roller Coaster Physics Investigation|
|Keywords||kinetic, potential, conservation of energy, acceleration|
|Description||An inquiry-based activity that strengthens understanding about energy conservation. Students design roller coaster tracks and test them. Post-lab questions include ideas about circular motion as well.|
|Level||Middle School, High School|
|Type||Concept Questions, Homework, Lab|
|Science as Inquiry - A|
|Physical Science - B|
|Life Science - C|
|Earth & Space Science - D|
|Science & Technology - E|
|Science in Personal and Social Perspective - F|
|History and Nature of Science - G|
Nominations for Gold Star
What do you think about this activity? How did you use it or change it for your class? Professionally constructive comments welcome.
- I think this is a nice balance between inquiry and structure for middle school 08/06/29 Trish Loeblein
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