STEM Challenge Roller Coasters

STEM Challenge Roller Coasters
STEM Challenge Roller Coasters
STEM Challenge Roller Coasters
STEM Challenge Roller Coasters
STEM Challenge Roller Coasters
STEM Challenge Roller Coasters
STEM Challenge Roller Coasters
STEM Challenge Roller Coasters
File Type

Zip

(5 MB|26 pages)
Standards
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
NGSS4-PS3-1
NGSS3-PS2-2
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
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  • Product Description
  • StandardsNEW

Do you love roller coasters? Kids do! 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.

Note: This challenge can be purchased in money-saving bundles

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
  • Constraints posters
  • Scoring Rubric
  • Lab Sheets in two versions
  • Forms are editable
  • Terms of use page

This challenge is from my STEM by the Month collection. It's 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 works perfectly with two more challenges from a Summer Fun Series:

Or save money and grab the Summer Fun Bundle!

Summer Fun Bundle

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NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
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.
NGSS4-PS3-1
Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object. Assessment does not include quantitative measures of changes in the speed of an object or on any precise or quantitative definition of energy.
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
26 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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