One of my favorite ideas for a classroom inquiry center is a marble maze made of a simple pegboard, scraps of molding, tubes and other recycled materials.
The web site for San Francisco’s phenomenal Exploratorium features an educational rationale for the marble maze, examples and a fantastic PDF complete with building instructions and classroom ideas. One can imagine kids spending lost in the flow of constructing the “perfect” marble maze.
The maze in the photo (right) is free-standing and two-sided. I’d love to make an entire classroom wall out of pegboard.
Check out the Marble Maze web site