Activity of the Week: Physics Coaster

Get ready for a fun-filled build challenge in your class or club with our latest activity of the week, “Physics Coaster”.

Demonstrate the first law of thermodynamics by using the transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy with a minecart roller coaster and this provided world. By creating their own track, students learn to identify points at which a car has maximum kinetic energy and maximum potential energy.

Learn more about thermodynamics here (NASA.gov), and share your theme parks with us on Twitter!