Teacher Review For Coaster Crafter: Build. Ride. Scream!

Great app to use prior to our Roller Coaster wars!

Christy B.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 9, 10
My Subjects Science
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
My students use this app when we talk about force and motion usually towards the end of the unit. Also I use this to get students prepared for our roller coaster wars in November. Most of the students need to learn to be creative and think outside of the box. Most of the app requires a background in simple machines. The app is about helping a girl to create roller coasters as the amusement park.
My Take
This is a great teaching tool to use at the end of force and motion. Vocabulary and examples would need to be defined prior to using the app. It works well with all learners in my 9th grade Science class. In the beginning students have trouble with making the roller coaster by clicking on the different curves and turns.