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

Excellent for reviewing energy concepts.

Todd B.
Classroom teacher
Lancaster Mennonite School
Lancaster, PA
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Science
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
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
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
Great for revisiting the concept, contains enough instruction that it can be done with a substitute teacher.
My Take
Engaging take on creating a roller coaster using concepts from conservation of energy. Also includes practical applications, like the need for centripetal force to keep a car from falling off the track. Slightly cheesy backstory seems to be attractive to the middle school students I teach.