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Marble Run Mania!

Marble Run Mania!

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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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).

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).

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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!

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.

Requirements

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.

Cost

$450 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop or $600 for a 90-minute workshop.

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Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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