19th Oct 2014, Sun (9.00am -5pm)
On the 19th of October, PSC will be having the Roller Coaster Tycoon workshop. Have you always wanted to design and build your own roller coaster for the most enjoyable ride? Come over to this workshop to learn how to construct your own roller coaster while learning some physics concept along the way.
Students will build their own small-scale model roller coaster using pipe insulation and marbles, and then analyze them sing physics principles learned in the associated lesson. They examine conversions between kinetic, potential energy and frictional effects to design roller coasters that are completely driven by gravity. A class competition using different marbles types to represent different passenger loads determines the most innovative and successful roller coaster.
*Lunch will be included.
Recommended for students aged from 11 to 12.