Teams of eighth grade students designed and built model roller coasters for their physics project. Team members (l-r): Jordan Oregero, Ali Buttelman, Sarah Shilling, McKenna Phillips, and Christopher Vertucci (not pictured) built an Egyptian-themed coaster.
What goes into designing a successfull roller coaster loop? In the "Roller Coaster Marbles: How Much Height to Loop the Loop?" #science project, students build a roller coaster for marbles using foam pipe insulation and investigate how height is related to the movement of a marble through a loop. [Source: Science Buddies, http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Phys_p036.shtml?from=Pinterest] #STEM #scienceproject