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Welcome to STEM Exploratory: Roller Coaster Design Challenge for grade 7. You and your team of engineers will design, construct, and test a roller coaster made of K'nex pieces. The roller coaster must meet space and budget design constraints while providing a thrilling, but safe ride. Will your design meet the challenge?

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  1. an understanding of energy conversions during a roller coaster ride
  2. an understanding of motion and forces during a roller coaster ride
  3. the ability to use math and spreadsheet functions to find the total cost of a project
  4. the ability to create a bar graph
  5. the ability to create a pie chart
  6. the ability to manage time to meet a deadline
  7. the ability to construct a model
  8. the ability to design, construct, and test a model with design constraints
  9. the ability to analyze and evaluate the performance of a model
  10. the ability to manage supplies and work collaboratively



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