Roller Coasters

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THE DEFINITION OF "ROLLER COASTER"

roller coaster
–noun
1. a small gravity railroad, esp. in an amusement park, having a train with open cars that moves along a high, sharply winding trestle built with steep inclines that produce sudden, speedy plunges for thrill-seeking passengers.
2. a car or train of cars for such a railroad.
3. any phenomenon, period, or experience of persistent or violent ups and downs, as one fluctuating between prosperity and recession or elation and despair.
[Origin: 1885–90]
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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ROLLER COASTER RESOURCES

Updated: January 27, 2008

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The Rise & Fall of Roller Coasters from FactMonster

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Fear of Physics: How to Make a Roller Coaster Work

bulletCoasterQuest: How Does That Work?

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Ultimate Roller Coaster: a collection of information about the world's most popular thrill ride.

bulletVisual History of Roller Coasters
bulletAmusement Park Physics - Roller Coaster History and MORE!
bulletRoller Coaster History from Coaster World
bulletBuild Your Own Coaster from Discovery Channel Interactives Just how many loops can you put in one roller coaster?
bulletFunderstanding Roller Coaster - Check it out!
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Roller Coaster: What Changing A Variable Can Do! 

bulletKinetic & Potential Energy Online
bulletTake a Cyber-Ride on the Coasters at CedarPoint. This park has 17 roller coasters, including 3 of the TOP 10 steel roller coasters in the world!
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Watch the Streaming Video of Rollercaster SheiKra - Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL

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Funderstanding Roller Coaster - Check this one out!

DragonFly TV Podcast - Roller Coasters PBS Kids Go!

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Roller Coaster Physics from Britannica

bulletRoller Coast Physics: The Science Behind the Thrill
bulletHow Roller Coasters Work - from howstuffworks.com
bulletRollercoaster.com
bulletRoller Coasters Around the World
bulletTypes of Roller Coasters

 

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