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  • Amusement Park Physics [ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - This interactive exhibit explores how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. Activities in the exhibit invite visitors to design a roller coaster and determine the outcomes of bumper car collisions.
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  • Fearofphysics.com: How to make a Roller Coaster Work [ Kids/Teens ] - Choose from three tracks to see which one would make the best roller coasters, and then watch an animation of your choice.
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  • Funderstanding Roller Coaster [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Java applet designed to teach about the physics of roller coaster design. Users alter several variables to achieve maximum excitement and safety. Includes brief tutorials on physics concepts.
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  • How Roller Coasters Work [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Pictures and descriptions of how roller coasters work and the related principles of physics.
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  • MyPhysicsLab: Roller Coaster [ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] - Use a Java applet to see how a roller coaster would behave on a variety of shaped tracks.
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  • Physics of Roller Coasters [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Learn about the history of roller coasters, g-forces, and banking.
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  • Roller Coaster DataBase [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Searchable database with information and statistics on over 1400 roller coasters throughout the world. Includes news, record holders, and user comments.
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  • Roller Coaster Physics [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - A short introduction to the physics of roller coasters. Includes conservation of energy, friction, and centripetal acceleration.
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  • Roller Coasters [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Contains historical photographs, biographies, and an animated film which features an interactive virtual tour that explains the physics of motion.
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  • Wikipedia: Roller Coaster [ Teens/Mature Teens ] - Encyclopedia article contains a description of what it means to be a roller coaster and a short section on coaster mechanics.
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