Roller Coaster Model
written by
Michael R. Gallis
edited by Wolfgang Christian content provider: Barbara Christian, Anne Cox, and Mario Belloni
The EJS Roller Coaster model explores the relationship between kinetic, potential, and total energy as a cart travels along a roller coaster. Users can create their own roller coaster curve and observe the resulting motion.
The Roller Coaster model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
4 supplemental documents are available
Roller Coaster Energy Model: Teacher Version
The EJS Roller Coaster Energy Model: Teacher Version shows the motion and energy of a car on a roller coaster track. You can change the track shape and add friction. EJS Roller Coaster Energy Model is a simulation for physical science (middle and high) school … download 1290kb .jar Published: June 17, 2009 previous versions
Roller Coaster Energy Model: Student Version
The EJS Roller Coaster Energy Model: Student Version is a simulation for physical science (middle and high) school students. It shows the motion and energy of a car on a roller coaster track. You can change the track shape and add friction. It is distributed as a … download 996kb .jar Published: June 17, 2009 previous versions
Roller Coaster Energy Model: Lesson Plan
A pdf file with a teacher lesson plan for use with the Roller Coaster Energy Model. This lesson plan is also packaged within the teacher version of the ready-to-run jar file. download 145kb .pdf Published: June 17, 2009
Roller Coaster Energy Model: Student Worksheet
A pdf file with a student worksheet for use with the Roller Coaster Energy Model. This worksheet is also packaged within the student version of the ready-to-run jar file. download 88kb .pdf Last Modified: March 21, 2010
1 source code document is available
Roller Coaster Model source code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Roller Coaster Model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs. download 361kb .zip Published: October 27, 2008 previous versions
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Author: Ahmedelshfie Is really exllent simulation
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Made a remixed here
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Re: Made a remixed here
Author: lookang Got a reply from Prof Wolfgang, reproduced here for closure of whether open source allows others to edit and put back to the community.
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Post a new comment on this item Next Generation Science StandardsEnergy (MS-PS3)
Students who demonstrate understanding can: (6-8)
Disciplinary Core Ideas (K-12)
Forces and Motion (PS2.A)
Definitions of Energy (PS3.A)
Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer (PS3.B)
Relationship Between Energy and Forces (PS3.C)
Crosscutting Concepts (K-12)
Systems and System Models (K-12)
Energy and Matter (2-12)
Science is a Human Endeavor (3-12)
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices (K-12)
Analyzing and Interpreting Data (K-12)
Developing and Using Models (K-12)
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)4. The Physical Setting
4E. Energy Transformations
4F. Motion
11. Common Themes
11B. Models
12. Habits of Mind
12C. Manipulation and Observation
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics AlignmentsStandards for Mathematical Practice (K-12)
MP.4 Model with mathematics.
Ratios and Proportional Relationships (6-7)
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve
problems. (6)
Expressions and Equations (6-8)
Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. (6)
Work with radicals and integer exponents. (8)
Functions (8)
Use functions to model relationships between quantities. (8)
NSES Content Standards
Con.B: Physical Science
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