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From: Infinite Potential Mission 2: Waves of Change (pp: 31)
Coaster Creator

Coaster Creator is an interactive game that explores the science behind roller coasters. Use your knowledge of potential energy and kinetic energy to design your own coaster. Rapid energy transfer is the key to roller coaster thrills but be careful – too much kinetic energy and you’ll crash, too little and you’ll stall. Play this game and find out if your coaster will be a smash or a snore!

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See if you can build a thrilling and safe coaster now!
Play Coaster Creator
Rapid energy transfer is the key to roller coaster thrills but be careful - too much kinetic energy and you'll crash, too little and you'll stall. Students use their knowledge of potential energy and kinetic energy to design their own coaster. Only the most skilled Coaster Creators make it onto the competitive leaderboard! Teachers, don't forget to check out the downloadable resources for educators, available in the JASON Mission Center.






Video Resource Watch Coaster Creator in the Classroom
Curious to learn how educators and students use Coaster Creator in their classrooms?
Watch this video to see the energy and excitement in action!

Highlights of Coaster Creator include:
Madhu
Operation: Infinite Potential National Argonaut Madhu overcame her fear of roller coasters so that she can teach other students about their relationship to energy.
 
Customize your coaster car
Students customize their roller coaster carts to create a unique ride!
 
The game in action
Loops, hills, and screams all affect your overall score. Knowing the physics behind coasters is the only way to deliver a thrilling coaster while keeping your riders safe!
 
The leader board
The JASON Mission Center boasts a leader board to showcase a number of expert roller coaster creators. Who will be the top coaster creator this week?