Roller coaster engineer

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Years 3-10
Terms 3-4
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum 15 students
Maximum 30 students

Science, Technology

School programs and resources

Building a marble roller coaster is a great way to promote STEM learning through fun, hands-on activity. In this program students will work in groups to meet a design challenge with limited resources.

Students will observe the physics of energy, force and inertia as they design, test and modify their roller coasters. These concepts will be unpacked in more detail by the presenter.

Curriculum links

  • Levels 3-10 - Design and Technologies
  • Levels 3-10 - Physical Sciences
  • Levels 3-10 - Critical and Creative Thinking