Create incredible paper roller coasters using strips of heavy paper. By folding, cutting, and taping the paper strips together you can make
sturdy roller coasters that reach the ceiling!
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Using paper roller coasters with a class can be a fun way to teach the physics of energy and motion, as well as the importance of the engineering design process. Download a few free lessons to see how Paper Roller Coasters can be used in the classroom.
A digital version of the directions with over ninety color photographs, and eleven templates suitable for printing onto card stock. Print them today! After completing your payment, look for and click on the link that says Return to Merchant to download the files right away. If you are unable to download the files, don't worry. You will also receive download directions through e-mail, usually within a few hours. Each set of the standard templates may be used for one home or classroom only. You supply card stock, marbles, tape, and a piece of cardboard. Download the "letter size" templates for standard printers in the U.S.A. and/or A4 paper size which is used nearly everywhere else. No shipping charge!
New! In addition to receiving the instructions and PDF templates suitable for printing, you will also have the option of downloading DXF files of the letter size templates. These can be used with Silhouette Cameo craft cutting machines. Put away your scissors and get perfect results.
If you're ready for a challenge, try building these twelve new designs to add some extra excitement to your Paper Roller Coaster. Templates include the tipping switch, rotating arm, mini-funnel, switchbacks, zigzags, and the half-pipe. After paying for the advanced templates, look for and click on the link that says Return to Merchant to download the files right away. If you are unable to download the files, don't worry. You will also receive download directions through e-mail, usually within a few hours. Download directions will also include a link to watch instructional videos for each of the new templates. Each set of advanced templates may be used for one home or classroom only. These templates are meant as an addition to the standard templates. Download "letter size" templates for customers in the U.S.A. and/or A4 paper size, used in other countries. No shipping charge!
Makes a great gift for the budding paper engineer! Don't want to bother buying card stock and copying the templates yourself? The individual set includes detailed directions and enough pre-printed card stock to build a five-foot tall roller coaster. You even get five marbles! The Individual Set does not include the right to make additional copies, but if you only want to build one, this is your best bet! You supply tape and a piece of cardboard. A $5 shipping fee will be added to the total order. Shipping outside of the United States is not available.
The Individual Set includes 46 sheets of card stock. The patterns used to make the frame of the roller coaster are printed on speckled white card stock and the patterns for the track are printed in six different colors of 65 pound card stock.
Don't have time to print or copy hundreds of sheets of card stock for your class? The class pack includes one set of detailed directions and six times as many pre-printed sheets of card stock and marbles as found in an Individual Set. The Class Pack also includes six rolls of 3/4" x 600" transparent tape. The Class Pack does not include the right to make additional copies. You supply cardboard. A $10 shipping fee will be added to the total order. Shipping outside of the United States is not available.
Set contains the equivalent of the card stock from six individual sets for the price of four.
This kit was designed for classroom use and for competitive STEM competitions such as Science Olympiad. You will be able to quickly adjust the roller coaster so that the marble will take anywhere from 20 seconds up to 45 seconds to complete the run without moving the start or finish lines. Pack comes with preprinted card stock, paper clips, marbles, and a USB thumb drive with a detailed video of instructions teaching you how to build and adjust your roller coaster. You will need to provide a 20" x 30" foam board (which will be trimmed), exacto knife, tape, a ruler, ballpoint pen, and scissors. Kit builds one roller coaster with dimensions of 51cm wide, 58 cm long, and 79 cm tall. A $5 shipping fee will be added to the total order. Shipping outside of the United States is not available.
Andrew Gatt has been building Paper Roller Coasters since 1997 and coaching Middle School Science Olympiad teams since 2013. Paper Roller Coaster Company is not affiliated with Science Olympiad.
From Kristy Gross's 8th grade class "Nightmare Before Christmas"
From Kristy Gross's 8th grade class "Michael Jordan"
Andrew Gatt built this amazing Paper Roller Coaster with the help of his sons, Daniel and Gregory. It was completed in December 2014 and still stands in their home.
Took a bit to prep and get ready but WOW my kids are so engaged and won't stop building!!!! They are coming in every extra second they have to work on it!!!! I've loved listening to the conversations and talking about the physics needed to make it work.
WOW!!! All I can say is WOW! Parents donated cardstock and students had a blast! It was a way to reduce the rollercoaster experiment from piping insulation and lots of duct tape to a doable classroom of fun excitement with just cardstock and tape!!! Wonderful!!!!
This was by far one of the best end of the year units I have done with my students. My fourth graders loved being able to work with their friends designing a rollercoaster. They were also able to learn so many different physics concepts and put that knowledge to work.