These sites include many hands-on activities and experiments that use marbles. Some of the topics include force, motion, and energy. Also learn the rules for playing several children’s marble games. Find out how marbles are made and view photographs of different types of marbles.
Let It Roll
In this activity, students design their own "ball bearing" using jar lids, marbles, and other household items.
In this activity blindfolded students use containers filled with marbles to find others via echolocation.
Gravity and Falling
In this fun and hands-on astronomy activity learners explore how mass curves space, how an object with more mass will curve more space, why things fall to Earth, and why all objects will fall at the same rate.
The Atoms Family
This activity has instructions for making a simple racetrack between two chairs. Marbles are used to demonstrate potential and kinetic energy.
Read these instructions for playing the game of marbles. There is also a link to a variation of this game, plus a short list of types of marbles. NOTE: The site includes an ad.
PBS Kids: Maze & Marbles
Play this online game and try to guide the marbles through the maze without hitting the blue bars. Use your arrow keys.
ZOOM: Submarine Race
This hands-on activity uses marbles, baking soda, and vinegar to create a submarine that sinks and then rises again.
Activity: Modeling Impact Waves
Scroll down to the middle of the page for an activity using marbles to illustrate the impact of a meteorite.
ZOOM: Chopstick Pick-up
Read the instructions for a marble game in which players try to pick up marbles using chopsticks.
Marbles: Collecting and Playing
Read a short article about the history of marbles.
Land of Marbles
This page shows photographs of different types of marbles. NOTE: Site has a link to unmoderated bulletin boards.