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Roller Coaster Physics

By Robin Sussingham

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Farmington, UT – Learning about physics concepts such as velocity and acceleration has usually meant classroom experiments like watching a marble roll down an inclined plane. No wonder interest in science classes has been lagging among American teens -- and the percentage of undergraduates in science and engineering majors remains below that of many other countries. But what if kids were exposed to physics concepts while, say, careening down a roller coaster? Producer Robin Sussingham reports.

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