**Roller Coaster Statistics
HI! Congratulations for successfully finding this assignment. We
miss you on the field trip, but I hope that you have a good time on this
cybercoaster.**

**Research the following
data
and answer the following questions. You may print this page so you will
have a copy of the questions, but your answers should be written on your
own paper in complete sentences.**

**1.Name the steepest roller coaster listed. What is this coaster made
of?**

**2. Is the steepest roller coaster the highest? Explain your answer
and include the statistics to support this data.**

**3. Discuss whether the steepest roller coaster (disregarding what
they are made of) are the fastest. What could possibly contribute to a
coasters' speed?**

**4.Compare the highest coaster with the drop lengths listed. Do any
of the statistics match the same specific roller coaster? What type of
roller coaster is the highest.**

**5. Search for a picture of a roller coaster. Print a copy of the
roller coaster. Include the name the coaster and
record the URL where you found this picture. Using a ruler, carefully measure
the distance from a peak to the lowest section of one of the drops of the
coaster. Model the picture on graph paper and determine the slope of this
particular segment of the roller coaster. Using the Pythagorean theorem
and the sketch on your graph paper, calculate the distance of this particular
drop. If statistics are available on this coaster, compare the
actual stats with those you calculated. Explain any differences.**

***BONUS* Search the WWW for your favorite roller
coaster. Write a brief explanation describing why this one was your
favorite. Be sure to include the URL so the class can go for a
"ride" on it when we return on Monday.**

**This assignment needs to be completed and brought
to class on Monday. Be sure that you include the URL for number 5. The
other questions are answered using the statistics found on the Cyber Coaster
page.**

Coasterville

Ultimate Roller
Coaster

Roller Coaster
Videos(QuickTime is needed to view these)

World of Coasters