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Informational Reading Comprehension: Physics at Play: Roller Coasters

Informational Reading Comprehension: Physics at Play: Roller Coasters

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or more of an observer, this engaging passage will open your eyes to the physics at play in roller coasters! Designed for an eighth-grade curriculum, this five-page reading comprehension worksheet gives students a chance to engage deeply with a rigorous nonfiction text. Students will read all about the basic physics principles at play in the exciting theme-park ride, exploring key terms such as gravity, potential energy, kinetic energy, and inertia. Then, readers will demonstrate their comprehension of the text by answering questions about the vocabulary terms, labeling a diagram, and identifying and explaining how the author develops the central idea over the course of the text.

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