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Roller Coasters--Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

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Explore the Roller Coasters--Flinn STEM Design Challenge™ for physical science and physics, where students investigate the impact of altering the release height and mass of a ball on the distance it travels along a straight track with a single rise.

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Roller coasters represent a timeless amusement park attraction and serve as a captivating platform to delve into concepts like conservation of energy, acceleration, friction, and engineering design. Through hands-on engagement, students embark on an introductory activity wherein they explore how variations in the release height and mass of a ball influence its travel distance along a straight track with a single rise. Leveraging their insights and understanding of energy conservation, students then undertake the challenge of designing a roller coaster, adhering to specific criteria and constraints while utilizing only the provided materials to craft a thrilling yet secure ride. This STEM Design Challenge promises to infuse your classroom with excitement and learning opportunities! Suitable for 30 students collaborating in groups of three. It is recommended to provide support stands and ring clamps for each group, available separately.

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