CBL Curriculum Project: Elementary/Grade 5
Higher. Faster. Farther.
Ever wonder how roller coasters are designed and built? How do the cars stay on the track even in a loop-the-loop? How can the car reach over 70mph without an engine? How do the engineers at Six Flags, Disney, and Universal Studios keep making coasters bigger, faster, and longer?
Because of science of course! In this unit students will learn all about the physics behind designing roller coasters to be a scream-worthy thrill ride, but also safe enough for people to enjoy. They will then work on a roller coaster design team to create the latest and greatest attraction at a local amusement park using the information learned about forces, motion, and engineering. So get ready to push the limits of rides higher, faster, and farther!