APRIL 29 - MAY 5: LESSON FOR K-4


Click link below to see exciting introduction  video!!!!
Newton and Me Trailer...


This week ALL GRADES are assigned the same activity!
This is a required assignment.
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f you have a brother or sister, you can do this project TOGETHER.  It is also fine if parents (or grandparents) or older siblings join in!


FIRST...listen...
For kindergarten and first grade, click on the title to listen to this story:
Run Home Little Mouse

Little Mouse sure has to run in many

directions to get safely home. Use the

engineering design process to help

guide the mouse by designing a toilet

paper tube marble run to guide her home!* * Adapted from project byCarla Billips, Buncombe County STEM Director


For 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gradeclick on the title to listen to this story:
Newton and Me

Your job is to build a marble run on a wall, or 3D. Build it so that your marble can move efficiently and without being touched. Are there ways that you can SLOW, or SPEED up the marble as it travels? Can you construct it so that your marble goes up hill or in a loop for part of the run?Make the run have one START place and one END spot.


SECOND...watch
Watch the video by clicking on these marbles to see how to do the project.
marbles

If you want some inspiration, click these links to see some really cool marble runs.  Some are too complicated for you to build, but are REALLY fun to watch!!!

3D Marble Run 
Wall Run with Milk Jug and Bell 
Little Boy with Zig Zag Marble Run on Door  
 Cereal Box Marble Run 
BIG door Marble Run 
RED BALL MARBLE ADVENTURE
HUGE MOUNTAIN MARBLE RUN  


THIRD...gather
Marble Run Supplies

cardboard rolls (toilet paper or paper towel tubes) Painter’s tape or masking tape Scissors Marbles or small rolling objects Bowl, cup or basket to catch the marble in at the end.

You can also use: Paper plates Construction paper Plastic containers Cardboard boxes Milk jugs


FOURTH...build
Find some clear wall space. Set your marble run up on an empty wall, large window, sliding glass door, or the refrigerator. Tape the highest tube to a spot that you can easily reach, and keep on taping rolls or chutes until you have something that you love. Marbles move fast and like to fly right out of the tubes if they're not positioned to catch speedy marbles.

To make a marble run work, it's best to test out small sections as you build to help work out the angles and distances.


FIFTH...share
You MUST send me photographs, videos, or write to tell me about what you have done. 
If you are in SeeSaw, you can click the GLOBE in SeeSaw and your teacher will post your work in the STEM blog so everyone can see them! 
For grades 3 and 4, please email your work to me, and I'll post some on this page for others to see!
beth.evans@bcsemail.org