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Description:

This activity is a full inquiry investigation into g-force and acceleration. Groups of learners will construct their own accelerometers. Then, with permission from their local amusement park, they will ride a roller coaster with their homemade accelerometers repeatedly to make g-force readings at select portions of the track. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Roller Coaster Design.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

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