Math Physics

Paper Roller Coasters

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Rules: 1. Your roller coaster must work without your team “helping” the marble along after its initial release.  2. Paper and tape are the only materials you may use other than the cardboard base (please tape roller coaster to base).

Judging: Points will be awarded for including the following items when building your track. Marble must complete the course to be awarded points.

  • jumps (marble is airborne briefly)
  • funnels
  • loops
  • curves
  • hills
  • tunnels
  • highest peak
  • fastest run
  • longest run by distance
  • longest run by time
  • aesthetically pleasing
  • most unique design