The American Association of Physics Teachers and Six Flags America’s Annual Roller Coaster Design Contest encourages schools to build and enter roller coaster models built by teams of students in either of the two grade categories: Grades 5-8 or Grades 9-12.
In the “Spirit of the Competition,” the key ingredients are creativity and application of science principles. Doing a great job is encouraged over spending lots of money to complete the project.
Roller coasters will judged based on the following three categories:
a. Technical Merit
b. Theme and Creativity
c. Most exciting to ride