We are launching Engineering Week with one of my favorite activities: Marble Mazes! In this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) challenge for kids, your kids will create a paper plate marble maze game inspired by pinball machines using just a few common craft supplies and a marble.
By using the design process, your kids can come up with a great marble maze. First, identify the problem: Creating a marble maze that a marble can roll through from the start to finish line. Next, brainstorm and design how you want to set up your marble maze. Then, build it. When you finish building, it’s time to test it out. I had a couple of pieces that needed reinforces or fixing for mine to work successfully. Keep testing until you have the perfect marble maze!
To learn more about the design process, check out PBS KIDS Design Squad website, and watch this video from Ready Jet Go!