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Racin' Roller Coaster Design Challenge

Mon Jun 01, 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

While a trip to the amusement park may not be in the plans for the summer, how about designing a roller coaster in your living room or backyard? For this challenge try your hand at becoming a roller coaster engineer. Watch this video to discover a little about the types of energy and forces at work as well as to learn the details for this week's challenge.

We'd love to see what you've created. Use this link to send us a photo and give us more info about your project. 

Materials List

a cup to catch the marble
tape (duct tape or painters tape works best)
household objects with different heights (example: books, chairs, etc.)
track building materials - You can use various items from around the house for example: paper, card stock, paper plates, cardboard tubes (paper towel, toilet paper, gift wrap), pool noodles, pipe insulation, cardboard, poster board, etc.

Remember depending on your building materials, you may need adult permission and help with this project.