The Marble Track Championships are contests designed to challenge School-age Students, Scouts, Campers, Homeschoolers ,VBS Day-campers, etc. to tap their ingenuity; building a working Marble Track based on the Kit of Parts including in the contest registration packet. Teams submit pictures and video of their Masterpiece online or via e-mail. Finalists are selected based on based on creativity, complexity and WOW affect, and invited to demonstrate their Marble Track at a public exhibit. Prizes are awarded to the winner.
The genius behind the DIY Marble Track is students can build a track, using off-the-shelf hardware-store supplies-wire, tubing, dowel rods etc. The track can be as complex and as large as their imagination. The unique track spacers can be laser-cut at the Johnson County Kansas Central Library Black & Veatch Makerspace.
Marble Track Championships offer a competitive venue for young people to tap into their God-given likeness to be Makers. Building a marble track is ideal for inspiring youth to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career.
A script for teachable moments regarding the Laws of Motion is included in the Kit of Parts.