Makerspace: Rollercoaster

March 27, 2020 | 11:00am

Students will have the month to design and construct their project. Then on the last Friday of the month, students will bring their project/ creation and reflections to the live Makerspace session to share and reflect!

Essential Question (choose one): How can I have a marble take the GREATEST amount of time to get from the top of the first hill to where the coaster ends? 

How can I make a coaster using the least amount of supplies? 

How do roller coaster designs obey the laws of physics? 

Materials: Card Stock Paper, Tape (lots of it), Scissors, Marbles, Patience, Masking tape or Duct tape (you don't need the tape, just the shape of the roll for your loops and corkscrews). 

Activity: Create a paper roller coaster that can carry a marble for the longest period of time without stopping. Helpful link with suggestions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Roller-Coasters-/ 

Reflection: Did you have any challenges? Did you have any successes? Would you do anything differently next time?

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