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Verruckt, the world’s tallest waterslide opens to the public

16 July 2014

A water slide and pool

The slide requires thrill-seekers to climb 264 stairs up to a platform standing at 168 feet, which measures 94 inches taller than the statue of liberty. Before plummeting down at speeds of up to 65 miles-per-hour, visitors need to weigh themselves to ensure the combined weight of the two or three passengers onboard does not exceed 550 pounds.

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Discussion starters

  • Technological products: Use this and other examples to describe the properties of materials used in particular products that can be measured objectively and that can be measured subjectively. (level 4)
  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to identify a technological product and describe relationships between the physical and functional attributes. (level 2)

 

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Keywords: waterslide, technological products, characteristics of technological outcomes

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