Roller Coaster projects in school

Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:05 PM
Has anyone worked with coasters in school or have made a coaster project?
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:09 PM
I did a dictionary project on MF in English. Everyone thought I was crazy and was always asking me about it!!!:)

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George Dubya: A Master in the art of "Golfery"
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:13 PM
I did a science project on coasters, Wrote a book report did a speach then the teacher asked it i can write about something different than coasters and i said not then i got in trouble.
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True of all great coasters of the past and present, and future
it's a ride you'll remember for the rest of your lifeand probably will want to ride again.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:15 PM
I did a Science Fair project about LIM/LSMs in 8th grade. I got runner up!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:16 PM
In 5th grade we had to write a report about the history of something. We were given a list with topics we could choose from and roller coasters was on it, so of course that's what I picked!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:30 PM
Last year in 7th grade i was to do a report on something. i did it coasters. i got the best grade in the class.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 4:55 PM
one year in middle school we did our big semester project on amusment parks. in engilsh we made anvertisments for parks, in math we made up games for parks, in history we learned about a certian park, and in science we built a coaster out of pop-sycle sticks and posterboard.

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Montu, God Of Coasters
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 5:21 PM
In 8th grade science we did a coaster project. Basically all we did was construct the K'Nex Roller Coaster as a class, put it together, and observe. It wasn't all that exciting. Although, there were some questions that the teacher asked me because she didn't know the answer to them (she knew I was really into coasters). Also that same year, I had to write a report on the topic of my choice, which was coasters. My grade was average, but I had a fun time writing it and doing research.

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At the turn of the Millennium, there were signs.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 5:21 PM
In 6th grade we got to do a little science project on roller coasters. The problem was our track was a clear plastic tube and the coaster train was a ball. I guess it was fun enough.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 5:31 PM
For tech class I made scale track for a bunch of companies. I used balsa wood, and wooden dowels.

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Ricochet: Bouncing to you in 2002, Only at King's Dominion!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 5:32 PM
Last year i had to write a report on a day we'll rember for the rest of our lives...I did the SoB Grand Opening Media Day. It was only supposed to be a hand writin page front and back...Mine turned out to be 6!!!!!!! Also for a science fair last year I did one on woodden roller coasters. Another report I had to in Language Arts I wrote how to make a wooden roller coaster model.That was just last year!!!! I'm not gonna even say what i've done before!

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It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:17 PM
In my English Class, I did a report about the history of Roller Coasters. I got an A+ on it. The report was supposed to 6 pages long, but it ended up being 11 pages long. *** This post was edited by Coaster File on 8/15/2001. ***
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:20 PM
ALL OF USE THAT TALK ABOUT ROLLER COASTER PROJECTS GOT TO BE KIDDING ME? WHAT ARE WE IN 4TH GRADE. AND WHO WOULD EVEN THINK ABOUT A ROLLER COASTER PROJECT. I GOT A NAME FOR USE BUT I REFUSE TO SAY IT IN THIS.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:24 PM
I wrote a 25 page single-spaced research paper on the History, Physics, and Mechanics of Roller Coasters in 8th grade. I also created a working model of a roller coaster with an LIM motor made out of batteries instead.... that shot off at 38 mph and went through the whole coaster. It was 350 feet long.... which is a pretty long model that I created and I could not believe I had actually created the darn thing. It had a 25 foot drop, 2 helices, camel hills and 5 inversions, a "bridge" and 2 tunnels. I put markings and signs at different points on the ride for Netwon's Laws of Gravity and centripetal force... because everyone thinks centrifugal force is a real force but does not actually exist... it's known as centripetal force. It was an awesome project. I wish I still had the model.... I had to dismantle it.

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Dave
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:30 PM

2002 coasters said:
"ALL OF USE THAT TALK ABOUT ROLLER COASTER PROJECTS GOT TO BE KIDDING ME? WHAT ARE WE IN 4TH GRADE. AND WHO WOULD EVEN THINK ABOUT A ROLLER COASTER PROJECT. I GOT A NAME FOR USE BUT I REFUSE TO SAY IT IN THIS."


It's called reporting on something your interested in!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:34 PM
My daughter's team in the Destination Imagination competition last year built a tennis ball roller coaster. Copper tube for rails, an impulse start from a board sprung by bungees, a loop followed by a cork screw, a mid course chain lift of sorts, then a pretzel bend followed by a leap to the finishing area. Their project took third in the state competition.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:37 PM
i did a very large project on rollercoasters just a few months ago for my final senior project in my physics class.
for my project, i made a model, did numerous physics calculations, taught the class, and then days before school ended my class took a trip to Six Flags New England. It was by far the one project that I didnt mind working on.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:48 PM
When I was in high school, in Physics class each student was assigned a ride. We had to research it in advance. Then we took a bus out to the park, spent from 9 am until 1030 am photographing the ride and walking it with the operator or a park engineer. We had an all day pass to ride it as many times as we wanted. We diagrammed everything. Then we had six weeks to build a working scale model of our ride. When we put all the rides together, we had a model of all of Kennywood Park. The teacher had built the nonride buildings (rest rooms, food servce, ticket booths, etc.), which he added to complete the model park. We set it up in the gym for public display. I built the Tilt-a-Whirl, but my best friend built the Jackrabbit. He used balsa wood and HO gauge train railing, with an Erector Set electric motor. He went on to Purdue and is now a mechanical engineer.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 7:08 PM
Lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2001 7:17 PM

2002 coasters said:
"ALL OF USE THAT TALK ABOUT ROLLER COASTER PROJECTS GOT TO BE KIDDING ME? WHAT ARE WE IN 4TH GRADE. AND WHO WOULD EVEN THINK ABOUT A ROLLER COASTER PROJECT. I GOT A NAME FOR USE BUT I REFUSE TO SAY IT IN THIS."

You gotta me kidding us, you don't even know how to turn your Caps Lock off. Duh.

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http://www.coasters2k.com
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