Mt. Olympus Roller Coasters
The Science of it...
At Mt. Olympus, most of the roller coasters have drops that'll have your stomach doing flips. These big drops cause gravity to pull the cart down at a greater distance and speed. The potential energy that is built up going up the hill is called kinetic energy.
Connection #2: Inertia
Look at Me!
- What qualifies someone to build a roller coaster?
- Is there a certain amount of kinetic energy that a roller coaster needs to get it going?
- Why does it feel like you're going to lift out of your seat when you go down big drops?
- How long does it take to make the blueprints and/or plan out a roller coaster?