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Create Your Own Roller Coaster or Marble RunExpired

Mar 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific

What You'll Do:

In this topsy turvy action packed workshop, learn how to build your own amazing roller coaster or marble run from household supplies.     Great for educators,  families and anyone who want to create a twisting, turning game that lets you test the properties of physics while having fun. Whether you are a teacher looking to expand your students’ hands on science activities or a family looking for a exciting project,  you will come away with techniques, ideas tips and tricks.  Together we will explore the science, a variety of materials, how to work with them and then get you started building at least one  roller coaster.  A version of this project was featured in an article written by Godwyn Morris and Paula Frisch, published November 2020 in the New York Times.

Price includes the downloadable Roller Coaster instruction packet from Engineering with Paper, a $12 value.

What You'll Need:

You will definitely need:
  • Paper manila folder or cover stock paper is best but ANY paper will work, including copy paper, construction paper or old catalogs and magazines.  You will need at least 10 sheets of paper.
  • Tape masking tape is best but you could use washi tape, scotch tape or painters tape.  Don't use packing tape or duct tape those will not work.
  • Scissors adult or kid scissors
  • empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes
  • cereal box cardboard
  • markers

What is Included:

  • A free membership to Make: Community
  • Access to discussion forums and community groups
  • Post event access to session recordings

** Tickets are nonrefundable **

About your Facilitator:

Godwyn Morris and Paula Frisch, co-creators of Engineering with Paper, and Director and Assistant Director of Dazzling Discoveries, have had several projects published in the New York Times. Their article, "Put Physics to the Test with a D.I.Y. Roller Coaster", is the inspiration for this workshop. They are both long time educators and experts at making amazing projects with simple supplies.


  • Godwyn Morris

    Godwyn Morris  is the Director of two programs in New York City, Dazzling Discoveries, a STEAM education center for grade school age children and Skill Mill NYC a maker space and digital fabrication studio for adults and teens. She is also the inventor of Dazzlinks Cardboard Engineering kits and Engineering with Paper, downloadable packets. Godwyn has been working and creating with educators and children for more than 20 years. She is an advocate of making, mixing, trying, testing and playing, all with the aim of teaching creative thinking and problem solving skills to kids and adults. She works with hundreds of students and teachers every year in classes, camps and professional development workshops. Her expertise is helping educators bridge the gap between teaching content and expanding hands on exploration.

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Roller Coaster workshop
  • Mar 12, 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+ 14-18 12-14 8-12 6-8
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

Maker Campus session recordings will be made available to all paid registrants.
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