Q2 Thrill Rides Step 2
Working with a Database
Database: A collection of information (data) that is organized around how things are related,
1. Open this amazing Database of Operating Roller Coasters in North America.
This report has been created using the following search criteria:
Classification= Roller Coaster;
Location = North America;
Roller Coasters (All);
Current Status = Operating
Filtering is the process of selecting certain data based on certain criteria, such as roller coasters that are wooden.
2. Work with a partner or on your own and use the "Modify Report" link on the top right-hand side, and modify the search criteria to filter the data to answer the following questions. Write down your answers to compare your results with other classmates 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;
3. Discussion or Reflections:
- How are databases useful?
- How was the ability to "filter" a database helpful?
- What are some examples of when you have used a filter to get a specific result? Perhaps when searching for favorite songs or movies? What filters do you use?
Proceed to Step 3 to learn more about two types of energy that roller coasters use.
Competencies & Standards
MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and
3. Knowledge Constructor
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods
5. Computational Thinker
b. Collect data or identify relevant data sets
6. Creative Communicator
b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations
Websites and Documents
- Cedar Point Amusement Park
- Database of Operating Roller Coasters in North America
- How Stuff Works
- Links to Amusement Parks Around the World
Videos From Outside Sources
21t4s Documents & Quizzes