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Forces: make a marble run

Linking to the topics forces and magnets and forces, this is a fun investigation for year 5 and P6 about gravity and friction. Pupils will build a simple marble run using carboard and masking tape. Their challenge will be to see who can make their run last the longest by experimenting with friction.

This pack includes: - A differentiated lesson plan. - A PowerPoint presentation explaining gravity, friction and air resistance

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Masking tape
  • Marbles
Forces and magnets
Forces: make a marble run

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