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    The GT department has launched the GT Family Challenge Series for the 2020-21 school year.  Families of gifted students have the opportunity to participate in themed monthly challenges that will spark creativity and build critical thinking skills! 


      March GT Family Series Challenge - "Life is a Roller Coaster"

     Roller Coaster



    March Challenge

    The GT department invites families of gifted students to participate in the monthly GT Family Series Challenge.  The challenge theme for March is "Life is a Roller Coaster". The "Life is a Roller Coaster" challenge allows gifted students (grades K-12) the opportunity to explore engineering concepts and design processes by building a paper roller coaster.  Roller coasters are all about physics! This challenge allows gifted students the opportunity to be creative by building a "loop-de-loop" roller coaster.  Below you will find an activity card with detailed guidelines listed under "Resources". Students are asked to share a video and/or photos of their roller coasters on Twitter and tag us using #GTinFBISD and #FBISDGTFamilySeries. Can't wait to see where the roller coasters take us!

     Getting Started

    • Complete registration form on or before Friday, March 12, 2021.
    • Take a moment to view an Introduction Video.
    • Select household materials you want to use to build your paper roller coaster.
    • Draft a blueprint of your roller coaster.
    • Use your creativity to build your roller coaster.
    • Test your roller coaster.
    • Share a short video or photos of your roller coaster on Twitter on or before Monday, March 29, 2021 and tag us @fbisdgt. Use hashtags #GTinFBISD and #FBISDGTFamilySeries


    Resources for the "lIFE IS A rOLLER cOASTER" Challenge