Goal: Build a thematic rollercoaster centered on a certain time period or idea.

Description: Working in teams, students constructed model rollercoasters. These thrilling rides are about a lot more than simply moving people around real quick - they’re rooted in high-level mathematical thinking, years of planning, and historical purpose. In this project, we entered the world of theme parks - planning, designing, simulating, and building.

Subject: American History, Algebra II

Grade Level: 9th/10th


Mastery Assessment

  • Sketch and final product met the specifications of the build guide.

  • Met goals of weekly meetings and/or complete reflection activities.