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Tech Students Create A Marble Drop

Marble Drop

Mr. O’Connor’s 6th grade tech class is working on a marble drop project in class that works on problem solving skills.  Some important problem solving skills that were needed to complete this project are active listening, decision making, creativity & team building.  Mr. O’Connor demonstrated to the class how they will build their maze using cardboard, wood and glue.  Each student received their safety glasses as well as their materials to begin the project.  The goal is to construct a maze that when they drop their marble into will take the longest time to reach the end. Each group will be given 1 marble that are all the same size and weight.  The group who builds the maze that takes the longest time for the marble to go through will win!