Build a roller coaster

Build a roller coaster
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This online resource explores potential and kinetic energy.

The resource is a student practical activity that focuses on demonstrating the transference of energy through the building a model roller coaster.

It includes instructions on how to create a roller coaster using a marble and foam tubing cut in half.

The resource also includes definitions of key terms as well as where to go to learn more about roller coasters.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS198
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics > ACSSU229
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences