Build a Marble Run

Race marbles down your very own marble run!

Kids will design and build a marble run using tape and common recycling box items. New features will be added to the marble runs in each of the four sessions. The final product will be a big marble run that kids can race marbles down again and again!

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Build a Marble Run
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1 Your Guide

Steven Parry Learn more about me

I am a certified BC teacher, Montessori Elementary guide, and an English language teacher for adults. I was a K-7 classroom teacher and a K-3 music prep teacher before hearing about the Montessori approach to education! I enjoy cycling around the Comox Valley, where I call home. When I get the chance, I like to fish for ling cod and salmon. My favourite kinds of books are sci-fi and fantasy, but really, I just love a good story of any kind. I believe in the learner-led approach to education, and encouraging kids to explore their interests. Children are imaginative and curious and I enjoy the enthusiasm they bring to learning. In the evenings, you can usually find me making dinner, hanging out with my family, and playing hide and seek with our ginger tabby cat, Conan.

2 Materials Needed

Kids will need marbles, tape, scissors, cardboard boxes, toilet paper / paper towel tubes, styrofoam, hot glue (parent supervision recommended), toothpicks, and containers of various shapes and sizes! A space to mount the marble runs, like an empty section of wall or a door, is also required.

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking
  • Personal awareness & responsibility

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Camp A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 8 - 12

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.