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Coaster Crafter
Build, Ride, Scream!

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Introduction: Coaster Crafter: Build. Ride. Scream! is divided into three sections:  Design Challenges, Coaster Challenges and a Free Play area.  Design Challenges introduce you to key concepts such as inertia, velocity, gravity, functioning like a tutorial on each subject. The Coaster Challenges are where you design and build structured roller coasters. 

In the Free Play area, you can create and share your own personal coasters. Each challenge unlocks tracks and pieces for building your coaster.

First go to the "LOGIN" button in the top right corner. In the "Create Account" area, enter a username and a password of your choice. You will be sharing your designs with your instructor and other students, so keep your username appropriate.

Part 1 - Complete Design Challenge Level 1

In each section you are presented with a problem. After listening to (or reading) the problem, you are asked to choose a solution. Summarize your solutions in the chart below.

  What did you do to overcome the problem?
Inertia  
Velocity  
Acceleration  
Gravity  
Mass  
Friction  
PE and KE  
Momentum  

Complete the Coaster Challenge Level 1

In this section, you will make a coaster using the principles you learned in Design Challenge Level 1. Sketch your final roller coaster design below.

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Part 2 - Complete Design Challenge Level 2

After completing the first coaster challenge, you have access to Design Challenge Level 2. Completing this will gain you more coaster parts and access to the next level.

  What did you do to overcome the problem?
Gravity  
Mass  
Acceleration  
Velocity  
Inertia  
Momentum  
Friction  
PE and KE  

Complete the Coaster Challenge Level 2 and sketch your final design.

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Part 3 - Complete Design Challenge Level 3

  What did you do to overcome the problem?
Gravity  
Velocity  
Friction  
Inertia  
Acceleration  
Mass  
Momentum  
PE and KE  

Complete the Coaster Challenge Level 2 and sketch your final design.

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Free Play

Time to customize your cars and build your own roller coaster. After you are finished with your coaster, click "RUN" to see it in action and then share your design according to your teacher's instructions.

Other Roller Coaster Building Sites

Rollercoaster Creator - use a pen to draw lines to create a track, riders must pick up coins along the track to complete 21 levels.

roller coaster creator

Roller-Coaster Designer - uses a set track that you can slide the hills to different heights, measures G forces

roller coaster designer

Discovery Kids Build a Coaster - this one asks you to design a coaster that fills the "Fear-o-Meter"

discovery kids

Amusement Park Physics - using set pieces design coasters, gives you a safety and a fun rating for your designs

amusement park physics

Funderstanding Coaster - java simulator, use a slider to adjust speed, mass, hill heights, loops, friction, and gravity.

This is one of the few simulators that allows you to adjust gravity, for some interesting outcomes.

funderstanding