K’NEX Great Thrill Ride Build-Off Returns

For a third consecutive year, K’NEX will continue its quest for future thrill ride innovators, expanding the Great Thrill Ride Build-Off competition this year to include three Cedar Fair parks.

The contest is open to all classrooms and student groups in grades 6 through 12 and will run through April 8. Students are challenged to build an original, functional amusement park ride solely from K’NEX parts and explain the scientific principles that affect its operation. The contest encourages students to apply what they’ve learned about potential and kinetic energy, speed, acceleration, gravity, and rotational motion to their creations. [Read more...]