Roller Coasters

Grade Levels: 2-6 | Duration: 20+ minutes

In this design challenge, you will create your own roller coaster, using a marble or small ball as your cart. This activity is a great introduction to hands-on engineering for children 6 and up, and it can be used to introduce connections of energy and friction for older children.

Grade Levels: 2-6

Duration: 20+ minutes

Concepts/Skills: Design, iteration and problem-solving Gravity Potential/kinetic energy

Objectives: Students will:

  • Build and test a rollercoaster