Year 2 Marble Run Investigation

Year 2 Marble Run Investigation

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This term, Year 2 students have been looking at the history and technology of toys, integrating learning across several key learning areas including Mathematics, English, Science and History. We have discovered that toys are made using technology and that push and pull forces affect the way our toys move.

This week, each student designed, constructed and tested 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