Use the diagram below and your experience on the ride to answer
the questions that follow.
Several descriptions follow. Use the letters in the diagram to
match up each description with the place on GoldStriker where it
applies. A letter may be used more than once or not at all. If
there are multiple blanks in front of a description, more than one
place will apply.
_____ 1. At the lowest point in
_____ 2. At the highest point in the ride
_____ 3. Going at a constant speed
_____ 4. Going at the fastest speed
_____ ______ 5. Gaining gravitational energy
_____ ______ 6. Losing gravitational energy
_____ 7. Lift hill
_____ _____ 8. Gaining kinetic energy
_____ ______ 9. Losing kinetic energy
10. Compare places G and H. Of these two, where will the riders
feel the greatest force? Why? What factors affect the forces they
feel at these two places?
Essay: On the back of this sheet, describe an experiment that you
might carry out on GoldStriker. What question(s) will you
investigate? What instruments will you use? How will you know if
you have done a good job with your investigation?
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