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K'NEX Great Thrill Ride Build-Off


For a third consecutive year, K’NEX, America’s Building Toy™ will continue its quest for future thrill ride innovators.

The contest is open to all classrooms and student groups in grades 6-12 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.

One winning K’NEX model will be displayed at each of the three participating parks: Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, home to parent company Cedar Fair’s corporate headquarters; Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.; and Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee, Minn.

Click here to register your class today!

Math & Science Week Partners*

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
 COSI Columbus X X X X X
 EHOVE Career Center X X X X X
 Imagination Station Toledo     X X X
 Lorain County Community College X X X X X
 Michigan Science Center X X X X X
 ODNR Office of Coastal Management X X X X X
 University of Toledo - Physics X X X X X
 OSU Stone Lab & Ohio Sea Grant X X X X X
 NASA Glenn Research Center     X X  
 Virtual Researchers On Call X X X X X
 Weather - WKYC Cleveland X        
 Weather - WTOL Toledo     X    
 Weather - WLNS Lansing         X
 Cedar Point Engineer X X X X X

*Schedule subject to change.