Sample Video 81: Engineering 27: Some roller coasters do not use potential energy as initial energy. How do the roller coasters, like the ones that shoot out at high speeds, work?

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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.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 276: STEM Activity--Overlapping Engineering Fields

Download this teacher tool for a STEM activity providing students the opportunities to research different fields of engineering and what some of them have in common. This teacher tool could be used with any of the following Educate.Today videos:
Aviation-2, Aviation-9, Engineering-7, Engineering-9, Engineering-11, Environment-8, Environment-14, Sample Video-25, Sample Video-26, Sample Video-34, Sample Video-51, Sample Video-80, Sample Video-81, Sample Video-88, Space-9, Space-10, Space-11, Transportation-14, Transportation-20

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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. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Engineering-19, Engineering-20, Engineering-21, Engineering-22, Engineering-23, Engineering-24, Engineering-25, Engineering-26, Engineering-27, Engineering-28, Engineering-29, Engineering-30, Engineering-31, Engineering-32, Engineering-33, Engineering-34, Engineering-35, Engineering-36, Engineering-37, Engineering-38.

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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. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Engineering-19, Engineering-20, Engineering-21, Engineering-22, Engineering-23, Engineering-24, Engineering-25, Engineering-26, Engineering-27, Engineering-28, Engineering-29, Engineering-30, Engineering-31, Engineering-32, Engineering-33, Engineering-34, Engineering-35, Engineering-36, Engineering-37, Engineering-38.

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Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Learning Verbally

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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