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Gravitrax Obstacle Set

Lower Age: 8+
Price: $129.99
Year Added: 2020
TOP 10 PICK: "Create your own action-packed marble run obstacle courses!"

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Gravitrax Obstacle Set by Ravensburger is a marble run building toy for children ages eight and up. The set comes with over 100 pieces including baseplates, tiles, tracks, marbles, and obstacles (such as trampolines, spirals, bridges, and a zipline). The set also includes an instruction manual and construction plans showing several example tracks. Children use the included pieces and the construction plans and/or their imagination to create exciting marble runs! The large assortment of pieces and fun obstacles leave plenty of room for creativity and exploration. 

Gravitrax Obstacle SetChildren are able to build their critical and creative thinking, spatial reasoning and design skills as they create elaborate tracks. A track may not always work on the first try as the marble may go too slowly or quickly over an obstacle, encouraging children to modify their design and promoting iterative design and perseverance. This toy is a great option for children of all ages, as players can begin with the sample tracks or by designing their own simple track and progress to designing more complex tracks that utilize the more advanced obstacles. Truly, Gravitrax Obstacle Set is a fun and exciting toy for children of all ages!

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Engineering Design Process
Apply Science, Engineering, Mathematics Knowledge
Engineering Thinking
Engineering Tools and Processes
Spatial Reasoning

Moore, T.J., Glancy, A.W., Tank, K.M., Kersten, J.A., Smith, K.A., & Stohlmann, M.S.  (2014). A framework for quality K-12 engineering education: Research and developmentJournal of Precollege Engineering Education Research, 4(1), 1-13. 

One reviewer said,

"I absolutely love this new edition of Gravitrax. It takes everything great about Gravitrax and adds in fun, new obstacles like trampolines, bridges, spirals and a zipline. The very large number of pieces allows for so much creativity. The pieces are such nice quality and assemble and disconnect so easily. Overall, a really great toy!"