Marble Ramp

Marble Ramp (Grades 4-8)

Mechanical Engineering, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics, Architecture & Construction

The students’ challenge is to design a more efficient system to help flight crew members in transporting luggage straight from the airplane to the conveyor belt where passengers pick up their belongings. The design must transfer marbles from an elevated cup (symbolizing the airplane) to a cup on a lower level (symbolizing the baggage claim area) using only provided materials and must finish in the time allotted.

Project Files

Engineering Outreach for Middle School Students

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0255