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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Roller Coasters Kit

Item # 750036 Exclusive

Grades 6–12. Explore roller coaster physics for a hands-on experience in energy transformation. Teams evaluate the descent of a sphere through loops, turns, and hills on a foam insulation track, then extend that knowledge to engineer the best structure for the class challenges of highest hill, largest loop, or max velocity.

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$65.00

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Grades 6–12. Unleash Newton's laws as thrill-seeking design teams explore roller coaster physics for a hands-on experience in energy transformation. Teams evaluate the descent of a small sphere (wood, glass, or steel) through loops, turns, and hills on a foam insulation track, then extend that knowledge to engineer the best structure for the class challenges of highest hill, largest loop, or maximum velocity. Use this engaging engineering activity to explain the forces behind the fun—potential and kinetic energy, energy conservation, acceleration, and laws of motion. Materials support 10 design teams. Each piece of foam pipe insulation is cut in half lengthwise, yielding thirty 6-ft track pieces per kit. Final size of the roller coaster will vary, depending on how students design and build the roller coaster to meet the goals of the challenge. Includes instructions.

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Components Qty Included?
Foam Pipe Insulation, 6 ft long 15 Included
Steel Balls 10 Included
Wooden Balls 10 Included
Marbles 10 Included
Masking Tape 2 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Ring Stands 10 Needed, Not included
Metersticks 10 Needed, Not included
Stopwatches 10 Needed, Not included
Cups 10 Needed, Not included
Utility Knife 1 Needed, Not included
Scissors Needed, Not included
Boxes of Various Sizes (optional) Needed, Not included


Carolina STEM Challenge

Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series

Engineer excitement with NEW kits for middle and high school physical science that:

  • Incorporate STEM concepts
  • Promote creativity, team building, and fun
  • Encourage interest in science

Easily integrate exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities into any physical science curriculum with Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits. They engage and inspire students with fun real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format.

Hands-on activities center on engineering concepts and practices from the Next Generation Science Standards. Design teams design, build, test, and modify their prototypes to provide an innovative solution to the class challenge. These activities strengthen students’ critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills, while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.

Designed with ease of use in mind, Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits have the materials and information needed for classroom success:

  • Warm-ups and demonstrations
  • Science content
  • Literacy extensions
  • Notebooking options
  • Grading and scoring rubrics

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