Coasting Along

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In this WebQuest students will apply concepts that they have learned in Math and Science to research and design roller coasters


Common Core Math Standards
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.2     Use function notation, evaluate functions for inputs in their domains, and interpret statements that use function notation in terms of a context.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.4     For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include: intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.*

CSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.6      Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph

Next Generation Science Standards
MS-PS3-1.    Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.

MS-PS3-2.    Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

MS-PS3-5.    Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.


I would like to thank the faculty Prince George's Community College and the Maryland Center at Bowie State University for their guidance in creating this WebQuest.

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