The Physics Of Roller Coasters

Cecily Santana

The types of energy is a roller coaster

When the roller coaster is moving up or at the very top of it's hill, it has a large amount of potential energy. As it starts rolling down the hill, it begins to build kinetic energy. As the coaster moves up and down and around, its amounts of potential and kinetic energy are changing and becoming larger and smaller depending on its position.

How the energy changes

As the coaster moves up and down and around, its amounts of potential and kinetic energy are changing and becoming larger and smaller depending on its position. Whenever it's at the top of a hill. it has a lot of potential energy, but when it rolls down that hill it has a lot of kinetic energy.