This open-ended engineering activity invites visitors to construct a roller coaster ball fall and
have fun experimenting with gravity, centripetal force and momentum. Visitors of all ages
enjoy the challenge of constructing a course that a ball can roll through without stalling,
dropping out or jumping the track during a wild hairpin turn.
This experience includes six 20" diameter base modules that provide the movable
foundations on which visitors create their ball fall designs. Vertical columns with sliding
clamps drop into the base modules, providing an easily adjustable support system for
the many different trackway sections from which the visitor may choose. The variety
and flexibility of the construction system allows visitors to design a number of track
The large scale of the Roller Coaster Ball Fall encourages kids and parents to work together
to design the biggest, coolest, fastest roller coaster possible. And the adjustability of the
pieces means a changing experience that can grow in complexity as visitors return again and
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