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Marble Run Mania!

Applied physical phenomena for
primary students with Mud Kitchen!
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Explore your student's creativity & problem-solving skills!

Using highly accessible materials from Mud Kitchen, your students will have a blast as they create their own designs to solve a series of challenges in making a marble run work. Designed to allow students to explore momentum, kinetic energy and friction in a constructive environment, this workshop allows students to rapidly predict, test, modify and implement their ideas!

Specifically, this workshops covers:
  • Balanced and unbalanced forces
  • Friction
  • Potential energy vs. Kinetic energy
  • Momentum and inertia

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The presenter was enthusiastic and animated about all things scientific... his presentations were exciting for the students. The programmes specifically suited the stage level and worked perfectly. A very valuable resource.

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Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows 

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005)
  • A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033)
  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance. (ACSSU076).
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Ramps and slides for a marble run

NSW Science Syllabus Content 
A student:

  • identifies that the way objects move depends on a variety of factors (STe-6NE)
  • describes the effect of pushes and pulls on objects that they encounter (ST1-7PW)
  • describes everyday interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces (ST2-7PW).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Engaging for students!

This workshop is designed for students to complement forces, friction and movement in a series of student-centered design challenges.
  • Can they make the ball loop the loop?
  • How far can they make the ball jump?
  • How far can they make the ball travel?
  • How fast can the ball move?
  • Can the students add other materials to improve their design?

    ... and more!

    ​​​​​​​Mud Kitchen marble run wall

The lesson is driven by the students, with our presenter and the classroom teacher working directly with the students to facilitate learning and deeper understanding of why things move.


  • Appropriate for Years K to 4 with a maximum of 30 students per class.
  • A school hall is preferrable for this workshop
  • Duration 60 minutes. Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes.


  • $450 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop or $600 for a 90-minute workshop.
  • In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.

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