Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy

Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy
Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy
Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy
Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy
Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy
Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy
Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy
Roller coaster Academy - Physics Unit on Motion, Forces, and Energy
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Dear Educator,
Are you looking for a exciting and innovative way
of teaching your FORCES, MOTION, and ENERGY unit
this year? Look no further than ROLLERCOASTER
DESIGNER ACADEMY! This unit usually takes my 4th
graders about 3 – 4 weeks to complete. Here is
what is included:

Unit Pre-Assessment
• Lesson 1: Forces & Motion
o Forces & Motion Online Video Note-taking companion
o Gravity & Inertia Online Video Note-taking companion
o Newton’s 1st Law Online Video Note-taking companion
o Newton’s 1st Law Mini-Lab
o Newton’s 2nd Law Online Video Note-taking companion
o Newton’s 2nd Law Mini-Lab
o Newton’s 3rd Law Online Video Note-taking companion
o Newton’s 3rd Law Mini-Lab
o Lesson Assessment

Lesson 2: Energy
o Roller Coaster Physics Online Video Note-taking companion (2)
o Kinetic & Potential Playground Activity
o Mini-Lab – Virtual Rollercoaster Observation
o Matter & Energy Forms Online Video Note-taking companion
o Energy Forms Scavenger Hunt
o Prototype Design on website
o Assessment
• Culminating Activity
o Create Your Own Coaster Lab

Over 40 pages!!!!


This pack includes all of the notetaking sheets, assessments,
lab sheets, and lab instructions you need to implement this
unit in your classroom.

In order to complete the labs with your students, the
following supplies are needed:
• Plastic cups
• Notecards
• Coins (quarters work best)
• Rulers
• Masking Tape
• 3 pieces of pipe foam for each group
(found at hardware stores – you have to cut the tube
in half lenghtwise to make a “track”. I have also seen
successful rollercoasters made with pool noodles cut
the same way)
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