Upper School Fall Curriculum Night: Roller Coasters + Rubes!
Wednesday, November 17 5:30-7:30 p.m., Main Campus
Our Upper School science curriculum uses the 5th and 6th grade roller coaster project and 7th and 8th grade Rube Goldberg machines for students to bring theory to life as they build their own coasters and contraptions in teams.
Our 5th and 6th grade engineers are building lightning-fast roller coasters maximizing potential energy and reducing friction, while 7th and 8th graders are constructing their complex, efficient, and always entertaining Rube Goldberg machines (think levers, inclined planes, wedges, screws, pulleys, wheels, axles, and gears).
These projects offer the students an opportunity to collaborate with their peers, think creatively and imaginatively, and work through obstacles. If you’ve heard of “tinkering” this is it in its truest form! Don't miss out on seeing science in action as the students present and demonstrate their roller coaster creations and Rube Goldberg machines to Upper School families.