Coaster Creates A Craze
Teacher Review for Coaster Crafter
Submitted August 30, 2013
This is an excellent teaching tool for General or Honors Physics students. It allows students to explore/review mechanics in a virtual setting that many love - A Virtual Amusement Park!!! I think that this activity is wonderful for a small group or individual activity. I would not use this with my AP class, however, because it does not go into enough detail.
How I Use It
I think it is a very good teaching tool. I really appreciate the portion of the site that allows students to "fix" the track. I also think that the kinetic and potential energy bar graphs are instructive. I would like to see a part added where students can take measurements, perform calculations and verify the given values for velocity and energy.