Science Week – Marble runs

The second day of Science Week involved the ultimate challenge for Beech class. Not only did they have to build a marble run, but they had specific criteria for the marble run to last only 10 seconds (from releasing the marble to its exit). This provided a fantastic opportunity for reasoning and reflective thinking as the carefully adjusted the obstacles and the length of the marble run to aim for the 10-second target. Although it took a while, they soon got the gist of how to increase or decrease the speed of their marble run!