Teaching MEL3E through building rollercoasters

Watch a video of a paper rollercoaster


Day Topic/ Section Teacher Files/Instructions Student Work
1 Starting the project Getting the project ready

  • Students will be introduced to the project (running, building, maintaining a rollercoaster). They are to come up with a coaster name, and logo.
 2  Getting to the location 1 Getting to the location – students will be able to read maps and scales
 3  Getting to the location 2  Students will read maps about driving in the city and plan routes  Class notes
 4  Getting to the lcation 3  Students will use Google Maps and other sites to plan a trip to the loaction.  Class notes
 5  Review  Practice scale converstions, Gas converstions, and route planning  
 6 Quiz