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Today in class we built a roller coaster online. Mr. Aringo gave us a sheet of instructions, telling us to go onto a link connected to teamaringo.org. The app showed a coaster track and several obstacles, which you had to build and customize for yourself. Some of the features included loops, hills, and flats. I built a roller coaster with an initial hill, and three loops. It took me a while, but I finally adjusted the friction, gravity, and mass so that they would go along with the ride. The final product was a well functioning roller coaster (I hope). Next time though, I'm going to try to get the hang of the game quicker. Because for a chunk of time, I was just putting the coaster through a ton of obstacles it wasn't adjusted for, and I got kinda frustrated that my ride wouldn't obey. But I got the hang of it soon, when I really thought about it and connected the facts with the ideas. My advice would be to really think about the reality before going all out, because the dream doesn't always correspond with the options. Otherwise though, I thought this game was a blast!




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