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Why do roller coasters make us scream?



In term 5, we will be exploring the exhilarating, thrilling and nerve-wracking roller coasters. 


Why do they make us scream?

How do roller coasters work? How does this link to our forces learning in science?

Which simple machines or mechanisms are used in roller coaster design? 

Are all roller coasters the same? 

Where are the popular theme parks in the UK? 

Where are the popular theme parks in the world? 

How do theme parks differ across the world?


We have the fantastic opportunity to visit a local theme park (Chessington World of Adventures) this term, where we will experience these fantastic rides in action.


Towards the end of the term, we will be challenged to apply our understanding of forces and roller coasters to create our very own drop rides!