Featured Video: Physics 9–The Science Behind Roller Coasters

As part of our May partnership with St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspapers in Education, we focus on STEM resources related to energy, speed, and the factors that affect both.  In this episode of Explore! we investigate what makes things go fast and ask the big picture question, “How do people and animals create and manipulate speed and how does that affect their ability to succeed?”

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Student Tools

Student Tool 60: Conservation of Energy Roller Coaster Lab

This student activity is designed to accompany our free, live interactive program Physics 9: The Science Behind Roller Coasters. More details on how to use it are included in Student Tool 271: The Science Behind Roller Coasters Study Guide.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 271: The Science Behind Roller Coasters Study Guide

This study guide provides additional details on our upcoming free, live, interactive program Physics 9: The Science Behind Roller Coasters. Contents include: 1) a program description; 2) program objectives; 3) program agenda; 4) pre-program activity suggestions; and 5) national curriculum standards related to the program.

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Standards