Intel® Education K-12 Resources | www.intel.com/teachers It’s a Wild Ride: A Roller Coaster Design Project It’s a Wild Ride | Learning That Works Celebrating Success: Alternative Field Trip Assignment There are very few students who do not attend the field trip, but those who don’t complete an alternative assignment that links closely to the field trip assignment. Alternative Field Trip Assignment Science Assignment: This may be better to do in stations. You decide what is best. Watch roller coaster video for just 10 minutes. On a sheet of paper, answer the following: • Draw a sketch of the third roller coaster shown on the video. Label the parts of kinetic and potential energy. • Below the sketch, write an essay about Newton’s three laws of motion and where they are in action on this roller coaster. (1st law—Once in motion, always in motion, unless and outside force acts upon it. 2nd law--- mass x acceleration = force. 3rd law----For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.) • Draw a motion graph for this ride. It does not have to be exact of course, but make it as accurate as you think it would look like. Make it a time/speed graph. You can rerun the third roller coaster as much as need to complete this. You may use the second hand on a clock to make the time for accurate. You will have to guess on the speed. • Go to a computer with one or two partners and complete the density worksheet. • Go to the next computer with your partner(s) and make a Sim Theme park. When you are finished, on a sheet of paper describe what you got accomplished. • Go to the next computer with your partner(s) and see what you can make on Roller Coaster Tycoon. When you are finished, on a sheet of paper describe what you got accomplished. • If there is ever a time you can’t get on a computer and you need to wait, work on your study guide for the year-end final. Start with the chemistry concepts first. Write the concept on one side of a notecard (or pieces of paper cut to that size) and then write everything about that concept on the back side.). 1 Copyright © Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. Adapted with permission. Intel, the Intel logo and the Intel Education Initiative are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.