Gumball Machine Maker

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A gumball machine, marble run, roller coaster, pinball machine, and STEM lesson all rolled into one—that’s Gumball Machine Maker! With it, you get to build your own gumball machines and learn physics lessons in the process. Turn the handle to dispense one gumball at a time out of the clear storage globe and down the track. Add pieces like a pendulum, pulley cups, funnel, trampoline, pinball launcher, and domino track to get the gumballs performing all sorts of wacky stunts. Each segment of the track offers a new stunt and teaches a different lesson in physics, allowing users to explore topics including force, motion, momentum, gravity, energy, simple machines, and more. Tracks are reconfigurable for an almost limitless number of different machines. Once you’ve mastered the sample setups from the manual and have learned how the system works, you can design, build, and test your own configurations! With this kit, children employ the scientific method and discover the importance of trial-and-error in scientific investigations.