This is a SUPER FUN activity that my 8th grade physical science students love every year. I have them coming back to my classes as juniors and seniors begging to do it again :)
Included is 6 pages. 5 of the pages will be given to the students. It includes an area for a ruff draft plan and supply list, final draft, and then charts and questions about their final roller coaster. The final page is for the teacher and includes prior knowledge the students should have, materials, and my general plan of action, such as the limitations and requirements for the coaster.
Topics such as force, speed, acceleration, friction, kinetic energy, potential energy, and thermal energy are all included within this project.