Monday, January 16, 2012

School Project {Marble Maze}

UPDATE:  Trevor's maze was clocked at 25 seconds {his goal, woohooo} which got him second place!

Trevor and I {with some help from Lowes and Dad} spent 6+ hours on his school project.  He is learning about gravity and friction so his assignment was to create a Marble Maze {with set dimensions and guidelines}.  The marble needs to move through the maze as slow as possible. 
This was a fun project, but there were a few times that I wanted to throw it out the window.  Points are also awarded for style and creativity.  Trevor, my soccer loving son, went with a soccer theme and title the maze "The Game".  Trevor likes to do everything the best.  He is hard on himself and wants to do things perfectly. 
His teacher told the class the record for the maze {in all her years of teaching} was 27 seconds.  Well, Trevor set a goal for his marble to take at least 25 seconds.  This was a big goal.
After working and re-working, he finally came up with a best time of 24.3 seconds.  He is satisfied with this time {thankfully!}. 
I am very proud of him.  He did an excellent job on this project!


Anonymous said...

We almost lost our marbles.

Anonymous said...

Great job! love the soccer theme
so Trevor.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

So, I did it go?

Anonymous said...

So, how did it go?