Roller Coasters by Dr. Kristy Hollingshead, Research Scientist at IHMC
November 7, 2015
November Science Saturday was about Roller Coasters. This topic was presented by Dr. Kristy Hollingshead, Research Scientist at IHMC. Students learned about potential and kinetic energy and how these concepts are important to the physics of roller coasters. Students also designed their own roller coasters, and measured and recorded performance data related to their designs. This session was sponsored by Eleanor and Gary Simons. The Fall 2015 Science Saturday season, including the Roller Coasters session, was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and by Ron and Phyllis Ewers. The contributions of these generous sponsors help to make fun, hands-on science events at IHMC possible.