Marble Challenge

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Marble Challenge

1) Identify the Problem- The marble has to travel for twenty-five seconds or greater.

2) Gather Information- If we use cardboard, it will slow down the time but by using the folder, it will increase the time the marble travels.

3) Generate Possible Solutions- By testing different possible designs, we can generate a solution as to how the marble will travel for the twenty-five seconds.

4) Select the best Solution- We had two main solutions and tested both of them. One was a zig-zag structure but as we tested it, the cardboard became too flimsy and our second structure was to build the zig-zag in a base that would support it, and that was our end product because we knew we had found our perfect structure.

5) Implement Selected Solution- (Turned in)

6) Evaluate- As we tested our structure, we came to conclusion that the marble only traveled 17 seconds but our design was successful in my opinion because the marble had potential to go the full 25 or even longer with a few tweaks. It could’ve ended differently but unfortunately, we did not solve the problem.

A) The positives I took away from this project were that our design actually worked the way we planned. Through the building process and testing it, everything came out the way we hoped and although the marble didn’t travel the full twenty-five seconds, we were successful and positive on the design and structure.

B) The negatives I took away from this project were that the marble didn’t travel the full twenty-five seconds. We wasted the first 2 work days testing one possible structure that failed and luckily, we were able to bounce back with our back up plan and finish our project on time. We failed on the time, we failed on our fist idea, we had failures but we had positives to correct those and that’s why we made it by the deadline.

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