Build a gumball machine that’s part marble run, part roller coaster, part pinball machine. Through hands-on trial-and-error experiments have fun and learn physics in the process. Each segment of track teaches a different lesson in mechanical physics, exploring topics such as simple machines, force, motion, momentum, gravity, Newton's laws, energy transfer, and more.
Track segments are modular and can be easily moved around to create an almost limitless number of different gumball machines. A turn of a handle dispenses one gumball at a time out of the clear storage globe and down the track. The gumballs land in a collection cup and can easily and sanitarily be returned to the globe for another run. As gumballs roll down the tracks, they perform cool stunts via a pulley lift, pendulum, funnel, trampoline, pinball launcher, domino slide, and more!
The kit works with standard machine-size, 5/8” gumballs; a small supply of gumballs are included to get you started.
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This kit teaches, encourages & supports:
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small parts are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.