Making Marbles Think: Rotation and Reason

Eli Whitney Museum

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for ages 9-11

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2024 Summer Program

When most people think of marbles, they think of marble runs and sidewalk games. However, they can do much more! Discover how various materials and forces influence how marbles move and how they can be utilized to perform impressive feats.

Employ engineering techniques to make marbles do tasks usually reserved for humans and computers. Add numbers, tell stories, explore statistics, and even help tell the future. Work with others to build complex machines that put on show-stopping displays. Experiment with the possibilities of these simple spheres and use human ingenuity to broaden the horizons of their capabilities.

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