Rocking Roller Coasters


*This course is intended for lower elementary students


Class Schedule

June 24th- June 28th

3:00-3:50 pm PST

*Note: This is a weeklong course meeting each day from Monday-Friday


Note: Classes are listed in PST, click below to convert time to your time zone.

Course Overview

Learn all about the science of roller coasters during this summer course! We’ll explore kinetic and potential energy, gravity, motion, and the physics behind roller coasters. Students will split class time between building their own roller coaster, and learning about the scientific principles that help roller coasters function. Students will design and build their own roller coaster with household supplies. 

Student Outcomes: 

  • Connect physics principles they’re learning about in class with what’s happening to their roller coaster
  • Explore the differences between potential and kinetic energies
  • Engage in science in a real world application

Student Experience





Your Teacher: Lindsey Roberts

Lindsey Roberts has worked as a teacher in California for over 8 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Zoology from Colorado State University, a background in marine biology, and a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of San Francisco. Her experience spans from working with animals, conducting scientific research, and classroom teaching at a public charter school in grades k-8. She has a passion for science, math, and fostering curiosity.  She has taught a wide range of ability levels including gifted students. Lindsey enjoys creating project based learning units connecting multiple subject matters in a way for students to better understand. In addition to working at Cresconova, she currently operates Rooted in STEM Education, ( a private tutoring business. Her clients are both international and domestic and many of her current students identify as gifted. They respond to her high level of engagement and deep content knowledge. She is thrilled to share her passions of animals, science, and math with Cresconova students!