North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


Marble Runs suitable for giants!

Mrs Cairns was so impressed by Whales Class today. This term the class is going to be creating marble runs.  Today was an exploration day.  The children worked so well in teams using drain pipes, tubing, loose parts and the environment to create enormous marble runs.  They quickly understood the importance of gravity, speed, friction and the properties of the balls being used.  Children demonstrated excellent problem solving skills, for example changing the angle of pipes, or removing bumps, to ensure that their runs were successful.  Groups even joined forces creating an ingenious run.  We even had a run which started inside a den and ended up outside.  Over the next few weeks we shall be using what we have learnt to complete several marble run based challenges, including how to slow the marble down without it stopping – so watch this space!