Borrow our marble mazes kitloan to provide your students with a simple but engaging science investigation activity they’ll want to try over and over again! It could be used to complement a topic on materials or forces and as an opportunity to develop problem-solving skills.
Children will be challenged to create a route for a marble to travel through as slowly as possible without stopping, using limited materials. Throughout the activity, discussion can encourage children to consider scientific principles such as the effect of gravity causing the marble to roll and the effect of friction on its movement.
We’re always amazed at the inventive and imaginative ways with which children use their own ideas to construct their mazes! They will be working scientifically, developing careful observation, questioning and investigative skills. Children will time each marble travelling through the maze, then refine their designs, re-testing and improving their maze each time.
Whose marble will take the longest? (Beware – this activity is quite addictive for adults too!)
- Key Stage 1 Programme of Study: Working scientifically
- Year 3 Programme of Study: Forces and magnets
- Upper Key Stage 2 Programme of Study: Working scientifically
- Year 5 Programme of Study: Forces
- PRIMARY National Curriculum – Design and technology
Class kit loan
£25 + VAT per kit for 2 weeks (members)
£50 + VAT per kit for 2 weeks (non members)
All school members get 2 weeks of free kit loan
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