Year 2 – Marble Run Investigation

Year 2 – Marble Run Investigation

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This term, Year 2 students have been integrating learning across several subject areas. In Science, we have been studying forces, looking at the effects of push and pull. In Mathematics, we have learned about measuring metres and centimetres and discovered the attributes of 2D and 3D shapes.

We have discovered that many of our toys use push and pull forces and began to look at marble runs. We decided to design, construct and test a marble run to measure how far a marble would travel. Our designs involved drawing the marble run using 2D and 3D shapes. We then constructed the marble runs and tested them, measuring the length the marble travelled in metres and centimetres. 


We are now busily graphing our results and reflecting on our learning. The level of higher order thinking throughout this project has been amazing, with students considering ways to reduce friction and improve the performance of their marble runs. Way to go Year 2. Awesome work!

Mrs Leonie Prout, Year 2 Teacher