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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Roller Coasters Kit

Item # 750036 Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply.

Grades 6–12. Explore roller coaster physics for a hands-on experience in energy transformation. Teams evaluate the descent of a sphere through loops, turns, and hills on a foam insulation track and then extend that knowledge to engineer the best structure for class challenges of highest hill, largest loop, or max velocity. Materials support 15 design teams.

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Grades 6–12. Explore roller coaster physics for a hands-on experience in energy transformation. Teams evaluate the descent of a sphere through loops, turns, and hills on a foam insulation track and then extend that knowledge to engineer the best structure for class challenges of highest hill, largest loop, or max velocity. Addresses Next Generation Science Standards®: MS-PS3-2, MS-PS3-5, HS-PS3-1, HS-PS3-2, HS-PS3-3. Materials support 15 design teams. Includes teacher's manual, student guide, and FREE 1-year access to digital resources that support three-dimensional instruction.

Next Generation Science Standards® is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, these products.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Foam Pipe Insulation, 6 ft long 15 Included
Steel Balls 10 Included
Wooden Balls 10 Included
Marbles 10 Included
Masking Tape 2 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Document Camera or Overhead Projector Needed, Not Included
Ring Stands 10 Needed, Not included
Metersticks 10 Needed, Not included
Stopwatches 10 Needed, Not included
Cups 10 Needed, Not included
Utility Knife 1 Needed, Not included
Scissors Needed, Not included
Boxes of Various Sizes (optional) Needed, Not included


Carolina STEM Challenge

Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series

Engineer excitement with NEW kits for middle and high school physical science that:

  • Incorporate STEM concepts
  • Promote creativity, team building, and fun
  • Encourage interest in science

Easily integrate exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities into any physical science curriculum with Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits. They engage and inspire students with fun real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format.

Hands-on activities center on engineering concepts and practices from the Next Generation Science Standards. Design teams design, build, test, and modify their prototypes to provide an innovative solution to the class challenge. These activities strengthen students’ critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills, while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.

Designed with ease of use in mind, Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits have the materials and information needed for classroom success:

  • Warm-ups and demonstrations
  • Science content
  • Literacy extensions
  • Notebooking options
  • Grading and scoring rubrics