The Roller Coaster curriculum has been taught in high school physics and math classes and eighth grade technology classes. The goal is to teach math and engineering concepts through engaging and relevant experiences that demonstrate how and why roller coasters work. This knowledge is applied to the final project of designing a new roller coaster.
This curriculum was refined and enhanced from activities initially developed for a summer camp for economically disadvantaged middle and high school students as part of Clarkson University's STEP-Impetus program. This program is funded by the New York State Education Department