Gotta do oral report on coasters...what to do?

Saturday, November 15, 2003 10:47 AM
I have to do an oral report for school on anything at all. I, of course, have chosen to talk about roller coasters. It's supposed to be 7-8 minutes long. Just wanted some suggestions on what to talk about. Thanks in advance.
Saturday, November 15, 2003 12:45 PM
How about different kinds of coasters then talk about the record holders and then your favorites. Create a power point slide show and show pics of the coasters. That will hold their attention. Good luck! *** Edited 11/15/2003 5:45:48 PM UTC by Crashmando***
Saturday, November 15, 2003 1:19 PM
Powerpoint is ideal for presentations. :-) could just take your favorite coaster footage off of TV or the internet and edit (or your own personal stashes) them down into your own personal 8 minute review. It could be your personal faves or a lesson on G-forces....doesn't matter.

Mix in a little technical stuff with a little "this coaster rocks because......." and you will get an A.

I used the same tactics years ago, only I used heavy metal music as a sample. :-)

The point is, if you sound enthusiastic and and show you are "in the know" about coasters then you will pass with flying colors.

-Tina *** Edited 11/15/2003 11:40:14 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Saturday, November 15, 2003 4:39 PM
I did an oral report on "Safety of Amusement Park Rides/Attractions" back in freshman year of college and got an A.

There is more than enough material on the subject!

Sunday, November 16, 2003 1:53 AM
Earlier this year I did an informative speech and I just rambled on about Top Thrill Dragster. It was funny to hear the "wows" when I said it launched to 120 mph. At the end I showed them a front ride view from the discovery channel. Everyone was amazed.:)
Sunday, November 16, 2003 4:11 PM
I did a report on the future of roller coasters and it turned out really well. I think there is a topic on here from last spring with all the help I got from people. Basically, I looked at past trends to predict the future. My teacher loved my report and paper and I got an A.
Sunday, November 16, 2003 6:28 PM
Freshman year in HS I was able to choose what topic I wanted to do my presentation on, and I chose coasters. The teacher wanted to fit all the presentations into the 70 minute period, so she limited us to about 5-10 minutes max. My presentation went to over 20 with all of the questions and involvement from everyone in the class. Surprisingly, she gave me an A+. Roller coasters are one of those topics that people can relate to and be entertained by. Good luck with your presentation.
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 10:19 AM
That's funny that you mention that. Last Friday I just did a ten minute presentation on rollercoasters. What I did was, I chose 15 roller coasters from within the closest couple hundred miles of me. My group made pamphlets for each person in class with pictures in them. We had a big map up in the front showing where all the coasters were located. I showed unique coasters in the area (within a couple hundred miles of Pittsburgh), in the order of the distance away. It was kind of an encouragement to the class to go to one of the amusement parks. Got a 97% on it.
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 10:53 AM
Wow, common high school report topic. My junior year of HS (1993), I did an oral report about my coaster enthusiasm and showed photos from my recent trip to ride the world's fastest coaster (then Steel Phantom). I also showed a video of Batman: the Ride and that really freaked people out.
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 11:28 AM
Why not talk about all of the work that goes into building one?

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