Altoona High rollercoaster creations

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Altoona High School students are flipping over physics, or at least doing loops. It’s for the annual rollercoaster project that sees physics students team up and create a coaster out of foam tubes or other materials. It must keep the marble on the track and contain a series of hills, loops or spirals.

Students like Gianna Marasco say their favorite part isn’t the physics, it’s the design around the coaster.
Her teacher, Mr Geis, says that’s a common response. He says the teams put in a minumum of 20 hours on this over the last 2 months.
 

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