Design a Free Fall Ride


 
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Design a Free Fall Ride

Work, Energy & Power – Design a Free Fall Ride

Background Information: Throughout this semester, you will be designing various thrill rides to demonstrate your knowledge of various concepts in the class. You will design one ride at the end of each unit. Before you finish this semester, you will assemble all the rides you have developed into a map of an amusement park. During this project, be as creative as you wish by naming your rides or adding artistic touches to your designs that make them interesting to an observer.

After each ride is drawn, a series of questions will need to be answered in complete sentences to provide a summary of the ride. Each thrill ride design and summary will be included into the final poster showing the map of your amusement park. Once this final poster project is finished, you will be allowed to take the final examination for this concept class.

Your Task:

  1. Design a “free fall ride” where people drop from some place to a lower space like a bungee jump ride. Include estimated measurements. You will want to name your thrill ride and place the name wherever appropriate on the diagram.
     
  2. Summarize the following questions in complete sentences:
  1. When a person is in this ride, where does the person have the maximum kinetic energy and maximum potential energy?
     
  2. When a person is in this ride, where does the person have the minimum kinetic energy and minimum potential energy?
     
  3. As the person drops downward, describe the energy conversion that is taking place.
     

Scoring Guide
Ride Diagram (25 points)

A.   Ride diagram is neatly drawn and is easy to read. The diagram contains all the required parts/labels and goes beyond these expectations by having creative innovations.
 
B.   Ride diagram is neatly drawn and is easy to read. There is evidence of some creativity and thought put into the design.
 
C.   Ride diagram is drawn and it includes name and labeled parts.
 
D.   Ride diagram is drawn but contains only some of the required elements, labels or name.
 
E.   Little or no work is done.

Diagram Summaries (25 points)

A.   The ride summary is typed or very neatly written with all the questions addressed in their own words. The student makes clear, creative and correct connections between the questions and the material being presented in class. The grammar, including spelling and punctuation, is correct in the summary. The summary is organized in a way that is easy to follow. The summary goes beyond what is expected in the class and shows superior thinking and work from the student.
 
B.   The ride summary is neatly written with all questions addressed. The student makes connections between the questions and the material being presented in class. The article contains very few grammar errors and organized in a way that is easy to follow.
 
C.   The written summary attempts to address all the questions.
 
D.   The written summary addresses attempts to address only some of the questions. Grammar and organizational errors make the writing difficult to read and understand.
 
E.   Little or no work is done.
 
 

 
 
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