Willard STEM students explore the ‘Ups’ & ‘Downs’ of roller coaster design, construction

Students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) class at the Willard PK-8 School took a closer look recently at what goes into designing and constructing roller coasters.

While building their own miniature roller coasters, the students explored common elements of the structures including the steep inclines and descents, the sharp curves, and the changes of speed and direction, along with the railway and the train that carries passengers along it.

Students enhanced their critical thinking, problem solving and team working skills.

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