Roller Coaster Engineering Lab

California Science Center

Design and build a model roller coaster in this thrilling engineering lab!

Put your engineering design skills to the test by designing and building a model roller coaster.

Through hands-on experimentation, participants will find that keeping some variables constant while changing others will be the key to keeping their material from flying off the track!

Students will explore potential and kinetic energy, motion, friction, gravity, and more.

Age Range

Elementary School (ages 4 - 11), Middle School (ages 12 - 14),

Theme

Engineering & Robotics

Topics

Architecture, Electronics, Engineering,

Days scheduled

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tuesday
Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Wednesday
Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Thursday
Start time End time Location
09:00 17:00 Show Floor