The Year 5 pupils (age 9-10) were completing a home learning rollercoaster project. They researched rollercoasters and were then challenged to create their own, using materials they had at home. Some created a marble run, others used a ball and a larger space (e.g. down the stairs!) To complete their ‘rollercoaster’ they needed to problem solve and use their knowledge of friction. Some extended the challenge to include a loop-the-loop.
This links to the TAPS marble run investigation.
Rhianna Finn, St John’s Primary School, Barnet, London