# Paper Roller Coaster Distance Learning STEM Project

Subject
Resource Type
File Type

PDF

(14 MB|15 pages)
Standards
NGSSMS-PS2-1
NGSSMS-PS2-2
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS3-PS2-2
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
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Learning about Force and Motion has never been easier than with this fun DIGITAL compatible STEM project.

Students will learn about the ideas of force and motion, gravity and friction. They will watch videos, take notes, and then set off to build a roller coaster completely out of paper! They will design the roller coaster, reflect on their design, and then carry it out. Students will be guided and prompted along the way. This independent project is perfect for Distance Learning, as each of the pages for the students are DIGITAL and self-explanatory.

This resource includes lesson plans for the teacher, with suggested pacing plan and ideas for teaching the concepts. There are several student pages that can be given to the students with little to no explanation. There is also a grading rubric and digital links for all student pages!

This is a grab-and-go type of resource. It can be taught and assigned on the fly, with students creating wonderful projects in the end!

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NGSSMS-PS2-1
Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects. Examples of practical problems could include the impact of collisions between two cars, between a car and stationary objects, and between a meteor and a space vehicle. Assessment is limited to vertical or horizontal interactions in one dimension.
NGSSMS-PS2-2
Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. Emphasis is on balanced (Newton’s First Law) and unbalanced forces in a system, qualitative comparisons of forces, mass and changes in motion (Newton’s Second Law), frame of reference, and specification of units. Assessment is limited to forces and changes in motion in one-dimension in an inertial reference frame, and to change in one variable at a time. Assessment does not include the use of trigonometry.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSS3-PS2-2
Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion. Examples of motion with a predictable pattern could include a child swinging in a swing, a ball rolling back and forth in a bowl, and two children on a see-saw. Assessment does not include technical terms such as period and frequency.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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