Project 4: Design That Ride
Sydney Arnold, Period 3
The Shockwave has congruent, the loops are the same dimension and there are triangle beams to keep the ride up. There are two parallel lines that run before the two loops appear on both sides.
The Batman has no parallel lines like the Shockwave. There are few loops but they aren't the same size (some are more oval shaped than the other).The only thing the Batman could have are similar shapes and figures from the trusses (squares).
Even though the Texas Giant is mainly made out of wood, has triangle and square shapes to build its form. The shapes are all similar and are not many parallel lines.
Six flags: Aquaman splashdown
Potential and Kinetic Energy
A.) Triangle measurements help support roller coaster beams. Without them roller coasters wouldn't be as safe as they are now to ride. Plus, triangle trusses are more popular to use then squares and any other shape.
B.) Congruent and similarity shapes makes rides fun, like the loops in Shockwave at Six Flags Over Texas. Having congruent shapes in the roller coaster beams keeps the ride equal and then similar shapes are always used in rides. Congruent and similar shapes are pretty much the same.
C.) How much space is needed in each row in a roller coaster, how many people on one ride. You have to be accurate so no accidents happen.