More Maths with Rollercoasters!

Whilst half of Key Stage 3 were off to Sports Day, some of our Year 7s were in school designing and building their own rollercoasters – using card and Sellotape. Well done to the members of 7N, 7E and Maths Club who put their engineering skills to the test to build a rollercoaster in under an hour. The ultimate test was to see if a marble could make it around the whole track and come to a safe stop at the end. Some did not have enough gravitational potential energy at the start of the ride to transfer to the required kinetic energy needed to make it round a loop-the-loop or up a big hill, whilst others shot off the end at high speeds, but we had a number of successful coasters and a very enjoyable time building them.

Mrs Chidlaw