After watching two videos of marble runs created by engineers, students worked together to create their own marble run with the items they had collected.
Students had to work together to achieve a shared goal and to overcome flaws in their designs
Planning discussions revolved around linking different pieces of equipment and recycled material together using the resources available.
Students persevered through difficulties and tried other methods to connect parts of the run and be successful with directing their marble through a run. There was a lot of discussion. Changes were made to the original designs as the trials progressed.
Once the testing of the marble runs had been completed, we reflected on how the collaborative groups worked and being successful in achieving the goal of creating a marble run. Not all marble runs were successful, but in reflecting, alternative strategies were suggested.