There is one thing I love about blogging: the community of other like-minded teachers to share ideas with. Two weeks ago, I read about what Tinkerlab did to create a marble run out of toilet paper tubes.
Inspired, I found our stash of cardboard tubes and started cutting them up. I cut one inch squares from the top to catch falling marbles. I also cut a 1/2 inch wide strip along the length of some tubes. The marble run was set up in the block center, of course...
|It was low enough so that even the most petite child could reach with very little difficulty.|
|Look at the cooperation going on in this photo!|
|Emily stands back and plans her next point of entry.|
|In this one I added an arrow so you can see the ball rolling through the marble run.|
Leave it to Robert and Cordy to find a new use for the marble catching bucket!
|Robert had the idea of adding pon poms to the marbles.|
|During this little episode, they experience the effects of gravity and motion, varying weights, inclines and speed!|
|"Look, Ms. Gina! This one is going the fastest!"|
|Oh, the giggles!|
All in all, it was a successful activity! Thanks, Tinkerlab!