Paper Roller Coaster: Slope

Paper Roller Coaster: Slope

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Computational Thinking_Paper Roller Coaster Slope
Course
Course
Computational Thinking
Subjects
Subjects
Math
Engineering
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
8
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
8
Overview
This module explores computational thinking in math by designing and building a paper roller coaster. Students will experimentally determine the slopes needed for a marble to make it through various challenges in the coaster (e.g., loop, curves). Then students will build their roller coasters and test them in a competition with classmates. This module can be used as a co-teaching or inter-disciplinary project with social studies.
Standards
8.F.B.4
8.F.B.4
8.EE.B.5
8.G.B.7
8.G.B.8
Cyber Connections
Computational Thinking
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Paper Roller Coaster: Slope
Content

This module explores computational thinking in math by designing and building a paper roller coaster. Students will experimentally determine the slopes needed for a marble to make it through various challenges in the coaster (e.g., loop, curves). Then students will build their roller coasters and test them in a competition with classmates. This module can be used as a co-teaching or inter-disciplinary project with social studies.