How to make track for a paper roller coaster
How to make track for a paper roller coaster

Reveena: Brian is in the STEM Studio today
to show us some ways to make track. Brian: Paper roller coasters need a lot of
track. Here’s a piece of straight track. I’ve made it from one quarter inch graph
paper printed on card stock. Brian: You usually cannot buy that, so we
just search for a graph paper pattern and print it on card stock. I found one that has thicker lines every two
inches. Brian: We crease and fold two squares width
for each railing and leave four squares for the roadbed. Brian: Paper is flexible and it might bend
to let the marble fall out, unless you attach it in several places to hold it rigid. You can make track stronger by closing the
starting end. Brian: The marble can’t roll in a straight
line forever, it needs to turn. There are many ways for students to make turns
themselves, but to speed the process up, we can hand out track with these cuts. Raveena: It can still be used as straight
track, if that is what is needed. Brian: Or, the end can be made into a curved
railing that guides the marble out a side exit. Brian: Students can cut the track to exactly
the right length, but that can be tedious. Brian: If you attach another layer of paper
underneath by taping it at the railings, then you can combine two short pieces of track. The two pieces can slide to become exactly
the right length. Brian: You can make two L-shaped turns from
one four by six card. Brian: If you snip the railings, you can make
straight track curve into a jump. Just snip on both sides, then curve the paper
and add short pieces of tape to hold the shape. Raveena: That’s too steep. Brian: That’s more like it. Brian: If you snip one railing and cut across
the roadbed, then you can curve the track. Brian: Just overlap the paper and apply short
pieces of tape. You can make a gentle C curve or an S curve. For a tighter curve, cut out V shaped sections. Brian: If you snip all the railings, you can
make wavy track. It is like an S curve, except it goes up and
down instead of side to side. This makes the marble go fast and slow. Reveena: Brian, thanks for all of these. Brian: My pleasure.

22 thoughts on “How to make track for a paper roller coaster”

  1. Leonavic Curada says:

    How to make a roller coaster of cardboard?

  2. Leonavic Curada says:

    Wow im really amazed!!!!!!!!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  3. Leonavic Curada says:

    Will you teach me on how to do that?????

  4. Lucas Cameron says:

    great roller coaster!!!!!

  5. Lucas Cameron says:

    I thought it was alright 6/11

  6. Lucas Cameron says:

    no joke

  7. Andre Basilio says:

    Thank you so much

  8. FINXEY says:

    You thought me how to make all these follow coaster videos thx for all the support!!❀❀❀

  9. biresh kumar says:

    Which type of paper is used ?

  10. Future Crisp Rabbit says:

    Why am I watching this

  11. Isaac Mowl says:

    ok i guess

  12. Andrew Toole says:

    music is some garbage but this guys not bad lol

  13. breno :3 says:

    I wanna do That


  14. Rock Lee says:

    I’m really finna get first place in my physics class

  15. Phoenix_4321 ! says:


  16. Andrew Hodge says:

    nice voice

  17. GMD ConfirmCLM says:

    Teacher: Where is ur science projects
    Classmates:here is our roller coasters
    Me: here u go
    Teacher:*looks at roller coaster*
    Me:oh oof its just a single strip of paper that i haven’t even made into a piece of track
    Teacher: F-
    Teacher:i gave u a second chance this should be good
    Teacher:its amazing
    Me:thank you

  18. Evan Peterson says:

    This helped me a lot in my CAD (Computer assisted drafting) Class! Thank you

  19. TheUmbreonfan03 says:

    The curves make no sense. Frick my physical science class

  20. Ryan Revere says:

    You forgot to log out

  21. ew84t7 b-06n says:

    What dat background music tho

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