Thrill Seeking Science

Janet Raybon, Science, Myers Park High School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit seeks to engage students in the exploration of forces, motion and energy through a themed unit based on amusement park rides.  Students will explore the concepts through hands-on activities, simulations, reading and writing.  The learn component will involve mini-lectures and demonstrations.  The apply component will engage the students in applying the content learned to specific rides in an amusement park.  The final project integrates all content learned throughout the unit as the students design, build and test a roller coaster of their own.