Get the Edge!

Year 10 Get the Edge Science: The Physics of Rollercoasters.


As part of our unit looking at Motion, Forces and Energy, the Get the Edge Science students have brought their knowledge together and have been applying it to design and create a model rollercoaster that obeys the laws of physics. The Year 10’s have had to come up with a name, a description, and design that includes at least one loop and have completed calculations to describe the rollercoasters’ speed, energy and size based on the mass of their passengers.

The students have also shown great team work and ingenuity, developing interesting designs and methods of construction to create some truly awesome models.


Caitlin Vine
Science Teacher