Fun in Physics since 1884
History of roller coasters:
This is made by a YouTube channel known as SciShow (click to show video)
My Roller Coaster:
Using DiscoveryKids make a roller coaster I found the best way to make a super fast and exiting ride.
By having many loops that kept the momentum of the riders up, I was able to keep the "fear" (or momentum up) at a constant rate of 10.
The balanced and unbalaced forces
Balanced and unbalanced forces:
though most of the ride having a constant change in speed and direction, there was a stretch of the ride that had a constant speed and had no change in direction. That was when the track went through the mountain to the other side of the coaster. (shown in picture.)
Switchback Railway info: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-roller-coaster-in-america-opens
Hydraulic coaster video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8pJiV44hVM
(All other photos are copyright free clipart or pictures taken from the activity.)