STEM Week: Roller Coasters
Build the ROLLERCOASTER of your dreams. Scroll through the entire activity before starting to help you build an amazing coaster. Download your photos of your finished product to Mrs. Dunlap by May 15.

Today’s Activities


Watch this video about  Newton’s First Law to learn about inertia.  How do you think engineers have to plan for inertia when they design roller coasters?  Write down two ideas, then read this article to learn more.  What do engineers do to overcome inertia when roller coasters start or stop?


Now it’s your turn!  Use these worksheets to help you design a build a model roller coaster.


Take a few minutes for a writing break with this Quick Write from Mrs. Buteau, from Sonora Elementary School.


Is feeding pets one of your chores?  Figure out how much to feed the cats, and other problems, with this math worksheet.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems! 

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills!

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Let's Move!

Get up and move with this “Roller Coaster” workout from Darebee.  When does your body have potential energy? When does it have kinetic energy?

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