Careening Coasters

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Story and Photos by Khristen Massic
Careening Coasters
Careening Coasters
Careening Coasters
Careening Coasters
Careening Coasters

The Pre-Engineering class has been investigating the civil engineering discipline. In addition to researching various careers and opportunities related to civil engineering, students completed a civil engineering-related project. This year's class was given various supplies and instructions for building a marble roller-coaster. Using knowledge from previous math and science classes, they were to build and calculate how fast their marble traveled and identify the kinetic, potential, and mechanical energy of their final designs.