Students design roller coasters


Students Sadie Knox, Angelle Phipps, Skylar Turney, Haley Joyce, and Dalton Henson stand next to the roller coaster they helped design.


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Joey Childress, Joshua Parker, Jordan Davis, and Trei Hiatt with their roller coaster.


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Logan Ester, Kyle Cummings, Calista Stone, and Emma Baker stand behind their roller coaster.


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Samarin Kipple, Cole Zajdel, Sara Scot, and Taylor Adams show off their roller coaster.


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Summer Kreeger’s fifth grade class at Shoals Elementary School decided to have a little fun while concentrating on learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math by designing roller coasters.

This gave the students a chance to learn how factors such as gravity, friction, and mass affect roller coaster design.

Students began by learning about basic concepts of mass, friction and gravity and the role these forces play in the motion of an object. The students also experienced a roller coaster ride through the use of a virtual reality headset.

Once students learned these basic concepts of motion they applied them in the construction of a model roller coaster given specific parameters. The experience ended with the group presenting their design along with next steps to improve their design to the class.

Students Sadie Knox, Angelle Phipps, Skylar Turney, Haley Joyce, and Dalton Henson stand next to the roller coaster they helped design.
https://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Photo-Apr-11-2-15-07-PM.jpgStudents Sadie Knox, Angelle Phipps, Skylar Turney, Haley Joyce, and Dalton Henson stand next to the roller coaster they helped design. Submitted photo

Joey Childress, Joshua Parker, Jordan Davis, and Trei Hiatt with their roller coaster.
https://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Photo-Apr-11-2-11-17-PM.jpgJoey Childress, Joshua Parker, Jordan Davis, and Trei Hiatt with their roller coaster.Submitted photo

Logan Ester, Kyle Cummings, Calista Stone, and Emma Baker stand behind their roller coaster.
https://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Photo-Apr-11-2-16-28-PM.jpgLogan Ester, Kyle Cummings, Calista Stone, and Emma Baker stand behind their roller coaster. Submitted photo

Samarin Kipple, Cole Zajdel, Sara Scot, and Taylor Adams show off their roller coaster.
https://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Photo-Apr-11-2-10-22-PM.jpgSamarin Kipple, Cole Zajdel, Sara Scot, and Taylor Adams show off their roller coaster. Submitted photo
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