Ball Run

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In this activity children design and build their own Ball Run, and put their final creation to the test. They are provided with tips for joining dowels together, making longer lengths for their run and  providing stability to their structures. This activity supports learning about forces and D&T, providing an applied context for their science learning. It also encourages problem solving, perseverance, creativity, cooperation and spatial thinking. A list of equipment needed  is also supplied within the resource, though children could try to create a similar structure with materials available to them.

This resource has been provided by IMechE, (the Institute of Mechanical Engineers).

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