Marble Run

For today’s activity, you might need to save up a few bits and pieces from the recycling box. Keep an eye out for any kitchen roll cardboard, toilet roll cardboard and cereal boxes and save them to make your very own MARBLE RUN! This is one of my favourite things to make and I’ve done it with different year groups over the years. It will definitely use all of your Design and Technology skills and it is a great activity to do in a team so work with your brothers and sisters.

First, you might want to research different ideas about how to make your own marble run to find out what equipment to use. Draw out your design in your exercise book including labels and a description. If you are feeling particularly creative, you may wish to give your marble run a theme! After you have built your marble run (and you might need to start again a few times to make it work) make sure you evaluate your design. Does it work? What makes it so good? Is there anything that could be improved? As always, any photos, please email through to