STEM Activity Challenge: Roller Coasters!

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Do you love roller coasters? Kids do!

UPDATE and GREAT News! This challenge is now and finally available in two money-saving bundles! I found the perfect challenges to bundle together with this fabulous Roller Coaster package!

This STEM activity is a roller coaster experience. Students have specific supplies and must design and construct a roller coaster model. They must work together and complete the challenge within a time limit. It is truly exciting to watch them work and test their roller coasters. It’s a test of patience with constant revisions.

This experience will take two to three class sessions to complete. ***Also, please note that this package is designed for elementary school age students. The complex physics and geometry of upper level science is not part of this package.

You will need materials along with this package, including: foam tubes, marbles, and masking tape.

This package specifically includes: Cover, teacher background, table of contents, materials and preparation page, step-by-step foam tube directions, roller coaster basic information page, Day 1 pages which includes teacher directions, helpful hints, lab sheets, and photos, Day 2 pages which includes teacher directions, helpful hints, lab sheets, and photos, Day 3 pages which include teacher directions, helpful hints, and photos, a constraints poster, and a terms of use page. The page count listed includes everything.

This is an amazing activity! The designing, building, and rebuilding will amaze you as your students work together to make the ultimate roller coaster! It’s sure to be a class favorite!

This challenge is part of the Summer Fun Series! It works great with these:
STEM Challenge Build a Water Slide
STEM Challenge Build a Ferris Wheel

Or you can purchase all three challenges of the Summer Fun series in a money-saving bundle!
STEM Challenge Bundle Summer Fun Series

Save even more with a mega bundle of all the seasonal challenges:
STEM by the Month

Roller Coasters is also found in:
STEM Challenges Best Seller Bundle #2

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You might also enjoy these STEM challenges:

STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
STEM Challenge- Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Challenge- Using Perimeter and Area
STEM Challenge: Building Bridges (with Straws and Toothpicks!)
STEM Challenge- Catapults
STEM Challenge- Building Boats

You might be interested in a Force and Motion Vocabulary set! It works great with this challenge!
Force and Motion Vocabulary and Word Wall

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STEM Activity Challenge: Roller Coasters!
STEM Activity Challenge: Roller Coasters!
STEM Activity Challenge: Roller Coasters!
STEM Activity Challenge: Roller Coasters!