The CoasterDad Project

Entrepreneur to Give Away Backyard Roller Coaster for Science

Indiegogo Campaign Raises Money For Educational Roller Coaster Project

 
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Orinda, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/17/2014 -- CoaserDad.com is the brainchild of Internet Entrepreneur and Management Consultant Will Pemble, who created the CoasterDad Project to support science education, community involvement, and family projects. In the fall of 2013, Mr. Pemble started building a backyard roller coaster at his home in Orinda, California. Throughout the project, friends and neighbors took an interest. Asking questions, making suggestions, and enjoying the excitement of such an unusual neighborhood event. Pemble quickly seized on the opportunity to challenge neighborhood kids with simple math and science questions about roller coaster and project related topics. "At the start, the kids and I had to figure out what materials we needed. That took us into and through a fair bit of arithmetic," said Pemble, "After that, we started figuring things like bank angles and acceleration, and so on. Roller coasters are a great source of physics questions."

After experiencing the educational, community, and family bonding power of his backyard roller coaster, Will Pemble founded The The CoasterDad Project, a crowdfunding campaign raising money to give away a backyard roller coaster to a family somewhere in the United States. The campaign information page, seen at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/backyard-roller-coaster-giveaway/ states, "The CoasterDad Project wants to share the gifts of science, collaboration, creativity, and connection with people, kids and families everywhere. We're starting right here, right now, with you. This summer, we'll select a family somewhere in the United States, and build them their very own, custom backyard roller coaster."

"It's not your everyday project," says Pemble, "and that's the whole point. Kids learn when they're engaged and excited. It's our job to engage and excite them. Math and science are incredibly cool, but only when it's applied to incredibly cool things. Roller coasters, especially ones they can build themselves, are just the kind of cool we need to teach math and science to our kids."

Further information about The CoasterDad Project can be found online at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/backyard-roller-coaster-giveaway/.