Play-Doh Marble Run
If you want to build a marble run, play-doh is the way to go! With play-doh you can craft your own shapes for your marbles to roll down.
If you want to build a marble run, play-doh is the way to go! With play-doh you can craft your own shapes for your marbles to roll down. Your imagination is the limit, and imagination is limitless. See how high you can build! See how fast the marble rolls!
Step 1: Stack cups, or line play-doh on the tray.
Step 2: With play-doh, create a path/route the marble can follow.
Step 3: Make sure the path has an incline so that the marble can roll down.
Step 4: Try out different patterns! See how shape and steepness can affect speed.
Step 5: Try out different sizes and weights of marbles to see how weight affects speed.
Step 6: Roll the marble down to see the results!
Makers will make marble runs out of play-doh, and see how gravity (and play-doh) can guide marbles to a specific spot. They will discover how gravitational force is affected by steepness and weight.
Play-Doh Marble Runs allow kids to build with just their hands and gives them the freedom to explore the shapes and designs they want to build. This activity lets their creativity shine.
Maker Fun Fact!
Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity in 1665 or 1666. It’s said that he watched an apple fall from a tree, and asked why it fell straight down. Never stop asking questions, it’s how we discover! Learn more!