Virtual Idea Hub: Marble Machines

April 1, 2021 4:00 pm
April 1, 2021 5:00 pm
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Join in as we build, test, and connect moving parts to create a community Virtual Chain Reaction. In this session create a fun marble run by experimenting with ways to control the speed and direction of the marble’s motion. Test out ramps of different slopes and shapes, create jumps and drops, and try various materials (smooth, rough, rigid, flexible) as rolling surfaces. Attend this session on its own or return each week to add more complexity to your creation!

This is one of several Virtual Chain Reaction events for Cambridge Science Festival. Attend any of MIT Museum’s free tinkering programs, see here! For instructions on making and submitting a video, email
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    Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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