Roller Coaster Project

by Megan Pirtle, Cassidy Avey, Shontavianna Campbell

Designed by the top engineers in the world...

We used matchbox cars and tracks to practice centripetal force. The car had to have enough momentum to continue around the loop or it would fall. The initial drop couldn't be 90 degrees or higher or the car would simply fall off and die as shown by the video below.
Roller Coaster physics lab

Centripetal Force is

a force that acts on a body moving in a circular path and is directed toward the center around which the body is moving.

Easy to try at home!

Guaranteed to keep pulling you towards the center!

Frequently asked questions

Yes. we are engineers. We have a degree.
actual roller coaster physics lab