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Marble Rollercoasters and Physics

Ashley McLaurin
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(659)
In this class, we will make marble rollercoasters from household materials, then use them to learn about physics - kinetic/potential energy, speed, velocity, force, and acceleration. #academic

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 5
Apply scientific ideas or principles to design, construct, and test a system's design (rollercoaster).

Understand concepts like potential/kinetic energy, energy transformation, speed, velocity, and acceleration. 

Calculate speed, velocity, acceleration, potential energy, and kinetic energy. 
Homework Offered
The student will need to complete and test their roller coaster.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Formative: Frequent questions and prompts to engage in discussion and determine the level of understanding. Summative: Quiz with an answer key provided at the end of class.
Grades Offered
Class 1: Household building materials such as cardboard, paper, cardstock, foam tubes, tape, glue, etc. Also, paper and pencil. 

Class 2: Bring your roller coasters! You will need a ruler or measuring tape, a timer (this could be on the phone), a pencil, paper, and an optional calculator. 

Note sheets are added on Sundays.
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Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(659)
Welcome to my Outschool profile! I'm an enthusiastic science educator with a passion for inspiring young minds. With over a decade of teaching experience, I specialize in middle and high school sciences, including chemistry, physics, and... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
45 min

Completed by 54 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-11
2-4 learners per class

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