BrainPOP and the JASON Project are proud to present Coaster Creator, a free online game in which students use their understanding of energy transfer to build a virtual roller coaster. The goal is to design a coaster that has enough kinetic energy to complete a full run, but still dissipate enough energy through friction to stop safely at the end of the course.
Check out our lesson plan for ideas on how this game can be incorporated into your grades 6-12 physics instruction. The lesson includes pre-lab, lab, and post-lab worksheets available for free download. You can also visit the JASON Mission Center for a video demonstration and other games and resources.