Enjoy The Ride!
This week in Tech Adventures: Roller Coaster Design, campers finished up building their large roller coasters! Groups worked on roller coaster construction using K’NEX pieces and learned about the laws of physics and the design elements that goes into building coasters. Campers had to consider the knowledge they learned with potential and kinetic energy as well as centripetal force when building their coasters. They worked in pairs to create functional coasters with moving cars that are pulled by bands.
Campers also worked with Minecraft to design roller coasters! They created drops and surprising turns and spins in the game similar to the ones they built with the K’NEX.