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Our Musical Marble Machine


Introduction to our Project:
We are creating a musical marble machine.  Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 students in Divisons 15,16, & 18,  inspired by the original marble machine (youtube link to video of original machine) have undertaken this inquiry.  During musical exploration time, students wanted to discover how they could create similar techniques and sounds based on this machine.  Children used found objects, instruments, wood balls, and marbles to manipulate and explore many tones, rhythms, and creative playing techniques.  From this, a few students were inspired by this project and wanted to explore this inquiry in-depth and create a machine together.  Below is our journey as we take on this inquiry into our musical marble machine.


infinity rocks


Searching for parts


A bicycle box and some marbles start our machine


Thomas’ thoughts



fixing and touching up our project



boom boom chick


different marbles