Rollercoaster Tycoon In Real Life
Taylor Vinson, Alexander Simms, Brittany Huddleston
Roller Coaster whatnow?
The class split into groups to make a roller coaster of sorts. Sometimes, they didn't go very well...
And some turned into very long, inertia fueled machines.
The lab was meant to demonstrate the relationship between inertia and centripetal force. Both are demonstrated by the fact that every roller coaster had to start from a high point. The car then accelerated down a ramp, and in most cases built up enough momentum to go through the loop without falling. In some cases, such as the above picture, it had enough inertia to go through two loops.