Roller Coasters

Cover: Roller Coasters



The 21st Century Junior Library Extraordinary Engineering series explains how important feats of engineering are accomplished. Roller coasters examines the engineering concepts that make these fun and exciting structures possible. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. An activity, full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience.



  • Lexile® Measure: 530
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 188911
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 2.9
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • What Are Roller Coasters?
  • How Do Roller Coasters Handle Energy?
  • How Do Roller Coasters Stay on Track?
  • How Do Roller Coasters Stop?
  • Try This!
  • Glossary
  • Find Out More
  • Index
  • About the Author


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Narrator: Tamara Ryan


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