Engineering 24: How do you determine the initial height of a roller coaster to ensure that there is enough energy for the coaster to make it from beginning to end?

Jeff Havlik, a roller coaster architect, answers the question.  To learn more about Jeff and the work he does, view a video about him here.

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 294: Arts Integration Activity--Roller Coaster Rhythms

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity combining science, engineering, and music as students learn about roller coaster design and construction and create their own musical composition incorporating the rhythms of a roller coaster in action.

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Teacher Tool 295: STEAM Activity--Roller Coaster Rhythms

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a STEAM activity combining science, engineering, and music as students learn about roller coaster design and construction and create their own musical composition incorporating the rhythms of a roller coaster in action.

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