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Mess Hall Marble Run!
Can you build a marble run with celery and other pantry items?
Gather all your materials. Be creative. Get a parent to help you cut the celery. Wash the individual stalks under cold running water to remove any dirt and debris, then trim off the large white section off of the bottom of each stalk. Cut the top and remove leaves.
What materials worked well? What was difficult about building a marble run? What other materials would you like to try working with? How could you expand on your marble run even more?
Why does that happen?
This Maker activity is all about gravity. Gravity pulls objects back toward earth, so depending on how you angle your track, your marble will go faster or slower. If your marble got stuck, it might have been because your track was too flat. The more you increase the slope of your track, the more speed the marble picks up as gravity pulls the marble back toward the ground.
Try experimenting with other objects that roll. How did those objects work? Take videos and share them on the Wonder Wall!
This activity was provided by Leonard Reed Elementary School in Cedar Park, Texas.