Ziggurat Marble Run

Ziggurats were the most prominent buildings in the Sumerian cities.  The Sumerians believed that the gods and goddesses were in charge of their cities and built the Ziggurat structures because they wanted to place their temples on a high platform, closer to the heavens where the gods lived.  One of the most famous Ziggurats is the Ziggurat of Ur, which is in present day Iraq, build during the 21st century BCE.

The grade 6 and 7 students in Ms. Gaines’ and Ms. Chen’s classes were challenged to design a Ziggurat structure that contains a marble run track, tying in ADST with their social studies unit.  It was lovely to see the creative and innovative designs!

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