Theme Park Thrills

This project helps students understand force, motion and the relationship between them. Student teams are challenged to help Carowinds create a new, fun themed zone with rides.  Teams will create a 3D model of one of their themed rides. A ride list, zone map, and radio advertisement will also be created and used to present their created zone.  The best in 5th grade will be determined using a rubric and Carowinds visitors and school administration. 

Teams of students will present their final ride list, a zone map, model ride, and radio advertisement to their peers, parents and special guests from the school and Carowinds.  Each team will be ranked based on specific criteria by the special guests and a winning theme park will be selected based on the highest score.

Author: Michelle McElhiney

View the lesson and supporting materials here.