Roller Coaster Review
Roller Coaster Ride Review
1. Go to the website www.ultimaterollercoaster.com
2. At the top of the screen click on the category “Thrill Rides”
3. Then click on “Ride Reviews” at the left of the screen
4. Select a ride review, read it, and write down the name of your ride.
Now think about a thrill ride that you (or a friend) have ridden on. Write a review of this ride, similar to the one you just read on the Ultimate Roller Coaster web site. You will need to include the name of the roller coaster you are reviewing and the location of this roller coaster. Make an outline of your article before you write the review and include this outline with the review when it is turned in to the teacher.
Make sure that you include the concepts of speed and acceleration in your review. You might want to include other terms you have learned in class (reference points, velocity, and momentum). Be sure that your review is very descriptive and that you have used all the scientific terms correctly. This can be worth up to 5 test points.
*Be sure to read through the scoring guide to know what is expected of your review.
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The review is typed or very neatly written, with all the writing in the student’s own words. The student uses creative descriptions in their opinions of the ride. The paper is well organized, with little or no grammatical or spelling errors. The student includes at least 6 different descriptive scientific terms or phrases about the ride.
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The review is neatly written. The student describes the ride and their opinions in detail. The review contains few grammatical or spelling errors and is easy to read. The student includes at least 5 different descriptive scientific terms or phrases about the ride
The review supports the student’s opinion about the ride. The student uses at least 3 descriptive scientific terms or phrases about the ride.
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The review is inconsistent in its support of the student’s opinion. Grammatical and organizational errors make the writing difficult to read. The student uses 2 descriptive terms or phrases.
The student has not shown enough effort and must rewrite the review for any extra credit points.
If you are interested in designing your own thrill ride check out www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/