The Roller Coaster Model Interactive provides an interactive playground for exploring the physics of roller coasters. Three different pre-set sections of track can be investigated or learners can design their own layout by dragging hotspots on the track to desired locations in order to shape the track the way they wish. Force and velocity vectors can be toggled on and off. Friction can be turned on and off as well. Energy bar charts are displayed as the coaster car moves along the track.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. The Physics Classroom has not prepared any activities for use with this Interactive. We are confident that teachers who use our website will come up with plenty of great ideas for using the Skydiver Interactive and we invite you to share those ideas with us. Please share your ideas on our social media websites:

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.