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CHS students make roller coasters

Campbellsville High School science students recently made their own roller coasters.

 

In Lauren Bennett’s integrated science class, students have been studying potential and kinetic energy.

 

To illustrate what they have learned, students were asked to build a roller coaster to convert potential energy to kinetic energy.

 

Students used marbles and foam pipe insulation, among other materials, to research how much of the potential energy in a marble is converted to kinetic energy as it travels along the roller coaster.

 

After completing their experiment, students answered questions about what they did.

 

They drew their roller coaster, recorded its height and then tested it to see how fast the marble traveled and then calculated the average velocity.

 

CHS freshmen Nathan Anderson, at left, and Sierra Lynch build their roller coaster.

CHS freshmen Nathan Anderson, at left, and Sierra Lynch build their roller coaster.

 

CHS freshmen Victoria Cox, at left, and Taekwon McCoy build their roller coaster.

CHS freshmen Victoria Cox, at left, and Taekwon McCoy build their roller coaster.

 

CHS freshmen Shallan Philpott, at left, and Ketayah Taylor work on their roller coaster.

CHS freshmen Shallan Philpott, at left, and Ketayah Taylor work on their roller coaster.

 

CHS freshman Blake Allen builds his group’s roller coaster.

CHS freshman Blake Allen builds his group’s roller coaster.

 

CHS freshman Taliyah Hazelwood, at left, and Brittney Viers work on their roller coaster.

CHS freshman Taliyah Hazelwood, at left, and Brittney Viers work on their roller coaster.

 

CHS freshman Devon Reardon tapes his group’s roller coaster to the wall.

CHS freshman Devon Reardon tapes his group’s roller coaster to the wall.

 

CHS integrated science teacher Lauren Bennett helps freshman Sierra Lynch with her group’s roller coaster.

CHS integrated science teacher Lauren Bennett helps freshman Sierra Lynch with her group’s roller coaster.

 

CHS freshmen Cristina Barrera, at left, and Haley Morris build their roller coaster.

CHS freshmen Cristina Barrera, at left, and Haley Morris build their roller coaster.

 

CHS integrated science teacher Lauren Bennett helps freshman Taliyah Hazelwood build her group’s roller coaster.

CHS integrated science teacher Lauren Bennett helps freshman Taliyah Hazelwood build her group’s roller coaster.

 

CHS freshmen Taliyah Hazelwood, at left, and Brittney Viers work together to build their roller coaster.

CHS freshmen Taliyah Hazelwood, at left, and Brittney Viers work together to build their roller coaster.





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