Single Loop Roller Coaster

Period 2

Picture of the Roller Coaster

By: Amber DiGerolamo, Miguel Zatarain, Roman Gomez, Maria Gomez, Pamela Rodriguez


We made a roller coaster using plastic ramps. We only constructed one loop. We placed the car on the top and slid the car down the ramp and it slid down the loop without it falling down. The centripetal force allowed the toy car to stay in place and make it through the roller coaster. The force of gravity is at all times directed downwards. The normal force is continuously changing its direction.