Whizzbang Roller Coaster!

From LASS Amusement Rides

You can't miss this!

This is one event not to miss! This roller coaster defines fun. Daring heights! Outrageous speeds! You will never scream louder! Look at yourself! Sitting in front of your computer. How sad! Do you ever feel unfulfilled? Well, with the Whizzbang, all your troubles will wash away with this! Actual emotional bonds and memories with other humans are overrated, anyways.

The Whizzbang

Sunday, May 4th, 7-11pm

Physics Room, Valley View Middle School

Ride Facts

  1. Length of track: 6.37 m

  2. Maximum height of the ride: 2 m

  3. Average time of the ride: 4.69 s

  4. Average speed of the car: 1.36 m/s

  5. Maximum speed of the car: 6.26 m/s
  6. Speed at the top of a hill: 5.2 m/s
  7. Speed at the top of a loop: 4.25 m/s
  8. Speed halfway down the first descent: 3.28 m/s

We are LASS

Lillie Westbrook

Amanda Mosborg

Stephanie Lee

Sarah Wagenaar


Energy Transfer Explained

Our roller coaster begins with a huge drop, leading into a loop. Before release, at 0 seconds and a height of 2 meters, is when the car has the most potential energy (0.098 J) and no kinetic energy. It is at it’s highest point. However, in the car’s descent, that potential energy is transferred into kinetic energy, and it reaches 3.28 m/s halfway down. Going 4.25 m/s at the top of the first loop, the total energy of the car (0.098 J) is equal to the kinetic energy (0.04508 J) in its motion + the potential energy (0.05293 J). After exiting that loop, passengers will take a sharp 90 degree turn, and then be thrust into a tunnel, going down another descent, gaining kinetic energy and losing potential energy. Next, the car enters a sudden but gradual hill, using up the momentum it gained while dropping, gaining potential energy and losing kinetic energy. At the top of the hill, going 5.2 m/s, passengers have a quick second to admire the view before arching down again, losing potential energy and plunging into a second loop. The second loop leads the car into another 90 degree turn and the finish, where it reaches its point of maximum kinetic energy (0.098 J), a final velocity of 6.26 m/s, and an average time of 4.69 seconds.