Forces: make a rollercoaster

Linking to the topics forces and magnets and forces, this is a fun investigation for adrenaline fans in year 5 and P6. Investigate forces by turning the classroom into a theme park! Pupils will plan and build a rollercoaster using insulation tubing, masking tape and a marble in small groups, planning fair tests and recording their findings on a planning sheet.

This pack includes: - A differentiated lesson plan which includes a scientific explanation of friction - A PowerPoint presentation explaining how a rollercoaster stays on its tracks - A printable group planning sheet

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Tubes of pipe insulation
  • Marbles
Year 5
Forces and magnets
Forces: make a rollercoaster

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