Marble Runs

A physics Activity that challenges you to create amazing marble runs!

What do friction, momentum, mass, acceleration, problem-solving, critical thinking and FUN all have in common? They are all part of this exciting 90 minute Activity! You’ll make a marble run, and we’ll throw some unexpected challenges at you to sharpen your science and engineering skills.

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Marble Runs
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1 Your Guide

Glenn Kachmar Learn more about me

Hello, I'm Glenn. I have had a lifelong interest in science, technology, nature, math, building things, & much more. Perhaps what makes me unique is that when I dress as a mad scientist, my friends tell me it's not a costume. Hope to see you in my classes. Until then I need to work in my secret lab on my d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ ̶r̶a̶y̶ hamster maze.

I regret to admit that I have eaten a brain sandwich...

2 Materials Needed

marbles, long table, books, wood blocks, painter's tape (comes off more easily), toys and other items that can be an obstacle for marbles

3 Learning Focus

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking

4 Registration

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

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 6 - 14

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.