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Marble Run Mania!

Marble Run Mania!

Explore your student’s creativity & problem-solving skills!

Using highly accessible materials, 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 workshop 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:

observes the way objects move and relates changes in motion to push and pull forces

develops solutions to an identified need

investigates how forces and energy are used in products

uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion

selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

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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.

Posts about this school science incursion on forces

Two students setting up a wooden ramp with balls and pipes


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.

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$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 GST Free for a 90-minute workshop.

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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