Welcome to Roller Coaster! In this event, prior to the competition, teams design, build, and test a Roller Coaster track to guide a ball/sphere that uses gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to travel as close as possible to a Target Time.
The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. You can find free online copies of the current rules for download on the 2023 Rules page of the Science Olympiad website. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence.
RESOURCES & LINKS
- Coming soon!
SO STORE & WARD'S SCIENCE MATERIALS
- Roller Coaster Digital DVD download in the SO Store
EVENT SUPERVISOR RESOURCES
In addition to the resources on the Event Supervisors page, Roller Coaster Event Supervisors should be sure to use the following resources:
- 2023 Score sheet and and team checklist
- Event Logistics Manual (Updated 10/25/22 to fix an error with Can't Judge a Powder)