Your child has been using our Marble Run loans box in school. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
Our Marble Run box contains kits with instructions for children to follow to create marble runs, as well as free style pieces for children to get creative and design and build their own marble runs.
Try this at home
Have you ever tried to make your own marble run? Visit our STEM at home Make Your Own Marble Run page. Using just cardboard, tape, a flat surface and a marble, you can be as imaginative and creative as you want!
Careers link- what is a design engineer?
Design engineers create the initial blueprints and schematics for various structures, systems, machines, or equipment. Design engineers research using mathematical modelling to work through new developments and innovations. They turn research ideas into technical plans for prototypes using computer-aided design and computer-assisted engineering. They collect and analyse data from prototype testing, modifying designs ahead of manufacture or installation. Designer engineers are employed in many different industries including research and development companies, construction firms and product manufacturing plants.
Careers linked to the Marble Run loans box
Your child may have looked at these careers at school.
Each career has 3 personal qualities to focus on. We call these attributes. We want to show children that they already have the skills that they need to have a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).