Written directions for these advanced templates would be very difficult to follow so I've created an instructional video for each of the templates. Purchase the templates at PaperRollerCoasters.com.
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.