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Design Like an Engineer: Roller Coasters (Ages 8 -12)

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

Does your young designer like to get hands on and create new and innovative buildings?

In this class, your students will learn to think like engineers by using the engineering design model to solve real world problems. Young designers have the opportunity to brainstorm solutions for building epic roller coasters that are structurally sound and use physics to guide passengers though an amazing experience. Using K’NEX, they will practice prototyping and iteration as they manifest their ideas. Young designers will work collaboratively to explore how different pieces and shapes interact and intersect together to form strong structures.

Designers will learn:

  • Collaborative skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Engineering Design Process

$35 for MODA members / $40 Non-Members
Fee includes admission to our current exhibitions for the participant and one adult.

Parents and guardians, please feel free to drop off your young designers for the duration of the class or feel free to stick around, tour the exhibition, get work done, etc. There are multiple coffee shops and things to do in walking distance of MODA.

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per class. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to or call 404.657.5562.

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