MARBLE RUN CHALLENGE
4th Grade MOSAIC
Marble Run Guidelines
-You child may need to be driven to school with their marble run that day.
-Marble Run must be created entirely out of cardboard or other recyclable materials.
-A standard sized marble will be used for demonstrations.
-Marble Run must be tested and proven to work.
-Marble must be able to travel continuously from start to finish without interference.
-Marble Run must be a manageable size for transport-size restrictions of 24" x 24"
-Marble Run must show critical thinking and creativity.
-We will demonstrate our marble runs in class and then reflect and make improvements if needed for our FOREST HILLS MOSAIC CARDBOARD CHALLENGE SHOWCASE on Friday, October 2nd.
What will we learn?
-Introduces engineering to students who may not yet know what it is or see if it’s something that interests them.
-Shows how to use engineering skills in a fun and easy way.
-Introduces students to the design process.
-Children learn that although engineering relies on math and science, it also requires being able to reflect and improve upon their designs in order to increase the chance of success.
-Instruction through “learning by doing” and experimentation helps children learn how to analyze and solve practical problems.