January 24, 2011
Our RLC students have finally finished all the required activities for the unit on WWII and have begun to unravel the physics behind the construction of roller coasters. They began by learning Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and its interplay with two forms of energy (Kinetic and Potential); researching the background history of roller coasters; and learning about the top 10 roller coasters in the world. They will embark on this unit as entrepreneurs of amusement parks and be involved in the following activities: decide whether to work as a sole proprietor or be in a partnership; develop a business plan; design logos; write a business proposal; follow a design process; design a blueprint of their roller coaster; keep a transaction log; and learn to advertise their creation. Included with this letter is our second quarter progress report. Please sign and return it at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your continued support of our gifted program.