As you can see from the photos, each design is unique. The paper roller coaster kits allow for a lot of student choice in their roller coaster designs!
We did roller coaster labs with pipe insulation before trying the paper roller coasters. In those labs, students worked on understanding each individual element (loops, curves, hills, corkscrews, tunnels, hills) and the effect each element had on their marble. We created posters and students recorded their observations on post-it notes.
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