Designing Marble Rollercoasters

For a recent Design and Technology activity, the Room 11 students were required to design a mini-rollercoaster that could hold a marble. The marble needed to roll through at least one loop and stay on the course. Students could use cardboard, tape, paper cups, cardboard rolls, pipe cleaners to create their rollercoaster. They worked in groups and did lots of trial and error, experimenting and adjusting as they went.

They experienced lots of frustration and also had loads of fun. Some rollercoasters were even successful! Click here to see some of our designs.