Our CSI: Forces programme has proved so popular that we’ve responded to popular demand by creating a version set deep in the world of theme parks: CSI: Rollercoaster.
Available in age-differentiated formats from Years 1 to 6, this immersive workshop contextualises forces, challenging pupils to use their existing scientific understanding and transfer it to new areas in the quest to find out who has sabotaged the world’s most thrilling ride: The Newton!
Exploring forces in an east-to-recognise context - the world of rollercoasters!
Rollercoaster riders are subject to a whole range of forces as they climb to dizzying heights, plunge at bone-rattling speeds and loop the loop at death-defying angles. CSI: Rollercoaster takes advantage of this by immersing your pupils in a world where someone has sabotaged the world’s most thrilling ride: The Newton.
After being introduced to the crime the suspects and, through a problem solving game, some rollercoaster forces, pupils will take part in a challenging activity asking them to use their existing scientific understanding and transfer it to new areas. This process will release a number of clues, each eliminating one suspect - until only the saboteur remains!
Suitable For: KS1, KS2 (up to 30 pupils at a time)
Exploring: gravity, friction and other push/pull forces (KS1); gravity, friction, upthrust, centrifugalism, centripetalism, magnestism (KS2).
Duration: 45 - 60 minutes (KS1); 1½ hours – half a day (KS2) depending on the number of classes.
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