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Q2 Thrill Rides

2. Visual Learning

Introduction

You have been selected by your teacher to carry out an investigation named, Operation Thrill Rides. You will travel to an amusement park (virtually) and investigate the rides. You will use the graphic organizer to categorize and identify 10 rides at the park by thrill level from 1 to 5 (the most thrilling) that you would want to ride.


I Can Statements

  • create a graphic organizer
  • ​use a graphic organizer to organize information

Key Vocabulary

Graphic organizer: A graphic organizer is a visual and graphic display that depicts the relationships between facts, terms, and or ideas within a learning task. Graphic organizers are also sometimes referred to as concept maps, story maps, advance organizers, storyboards, or concept diagrams.

Organize: Arrange things in some order, putting related things together or by similarities

Visual map: A visual map is the use of pictures to help you solve problems, think about complex issues, and communicate more effectively.

Play the Vocabulary Game below to practice the Key Vocabulary


You can change the Quiz mode to Match, Test, Learn, Flash Cards, Spell using the selection list at the bottom right of the activity that says "Choose a Study Mode." Direct Link

 


Steps

1. You will travel to an amusement park (virtually) and investigate the rides. You will use a graphic organizer to categorize and identify 10 rides at the park by thrill level from 1 to 5 (the most thrilling) that you would want to ride.

2. in Quest One Fire Rescue you explored either Canva or Bubbl.us. Choose either Canva or Bubbl.us to use to organize the 10 rides. 

Canva          the hyperlinked logo for bubbl.us web site, mind mapping online             

3. Virtually visit the Cedar Point Amusement Park. Select 10 rides that you would like to ride.

4. Use an organizer to create categories based on the level of thrill from 1-5 (5 is rated as the most thrilling).

5. Organize the names of the rides you would prefer under the thrill level category.

Cedar Point Amusement Park

Roller Coaster:  http://www.flickr.com

Image by hounddiggity

6. Create a screenshot (image capture) of the graphic organizer.

7. Save it to your File Space.

8. Take this roller coaster survey and make a prediction (click here). 


BONUS Search Challenge: Check out this Database of Operating Roller Coasters in North America.

Use the "Modify Report" link on the top right-hand side.

This report has been created using the following search criteria:

Classification= Roller Coaster; Screenshot of the Roller Coaster Database Search.
Location = North America;       
Roller Coasters (All);
Current Status = Operating

Modify the Search and write down your answers to the following. When done, compare your results with another classmate to see if your results match.

  • What company in North America has: Stand Up Steel Roller Coasters in Operation?
  • Does Canada have any Wooden Roller Coasters in operation? If so, how many?
  • Search to see where new roller coasters are being constructed with the following search criteria: Current Status=Under Construction; Location=United States; Classification=Roller Coaster; Design=Inverted;

Completing this Quest

In order to complete this Quest create a screenshot of your graphic organizer and save it to your File Space (or into a digital portfolio). Make sure to follow your teacher's directions for turning in your work. 


To earn Expert status  

List the characteristics of a Thrill Ride that would have the most potential energy and the characteristics of one with the most kinetic energy. Explain in complete sentences or in a drawing why these characteristics apply. This document needs to be saved to your File Space and presented to your teacher for review.

Watch this video from the Adventure Academy on Potential and Kinetic Energy

Are you having trouble remembering what Kinetic and Potential Energy mean? 


 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

   I have completed this Quest and I am ready for Quest 3