ToolZeit – GameUp – Coaster Creator
What’s it do or what’s it for?
Coaster Creator allows students to build their own roller coasters complete with multiple hills and loops. Students need to build the coaster so it has enough energy to complete the course but not too much energy at the end so it crashes.
Step by step instructions with text and audio to get you started in building a great coaster. Instructions are also available in PDF format for printing.
Customize the colors, design and number of cars for your coaster.
Add loops and hills to your track to make for an exciting ride.
Videos to review concepts
How do you see it being used by an educator or student?
The movies that BrainPOP includes layout nicely the concepts that Coaster Creator integrates. Students apply their knowledge of:
Forms of Energy
Distance Rate and Time
The student/teacher can review any of these at any time with buttons at the bottom.
This is a great game to learn and understand these energy and physics concepts.
How we rate it
Ease of Use (How easy is it to learn and get started? Navigation is easy or difficult.) 5
Looks/Aesthetics/Design (How does it look.) 5
Editing/Customization/Feature set (Can you make it work the way you want it? Use it in different ways or is it totally locked down or very few features ) 4
Bang for the buck (Is it cost effective? Freenium and Pricing Plans, Education Deals? Trial version available??) 5
Educational Value (Meets the needs of teachers and/or students in or out of the classroom) 5
Overall Rating – 5
Cost – Free
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