Build a nearly two-foot tall marble run, and learn all about the scientific principles behind your creation with this interactive science book and kit.
This is no ordinary maker kit. It contains everything kids need to build a nearly two-foot high working marble run, complete with wheels, ramps, stops, and drops—two marbles included. As construction begins, young engineers in training can read along in the accompanying 64-page science activity book to test theories, perform experiments, and learn all about mechanics, speed, forces, and other scientific principles that relate to their marble run. Focusing on STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way, this kit is a great option for an upcoming science fair or a quiet rainy day at home.
Rob Colson is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults, including many natural history, math, and science titles. Previous titles as author include the following: Wayland: Ultimate Cars, Ultimate Machines (Wayland); Super Science (Franklin Watts), Bone Collection: Animals (published by Scholastic), Puzzles, Conundrums and Enigmas (published by Parragon). Colson was also a contributing author to Battle (DK).
Eric Smith prides himself on being an adaptable, versatile, and reliable illustrator who is skilled at working with both digital and traditional media. His design background and creative aptitude enables him to produce work to fit a variety of illustrations.