The Marble Guide to Understanding Everything

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2014 Summer Program

Marbles have amused and educated children’s hands for thousands of years. These spheres of stone, clay and glass invite play and experiment. Leonardo, Galileo, Newton and Ada Augusta Ada, Countess of Lovelace, used marbles to explain how the world works.

Learn from marbles. Construct classic marble experiments and invent new experiments and games. Construct an elaborate marble run, a marble counting machine, a marble relay, a marble pump. Play marble games that are popular on every continent. Fresh designs to explore a most ancient tradition of learning.

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