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GraviTrax teaches you about gravity, magnetism

Kidsday reporters Jackie Bousquet Smith, left, Vladimir Jean

Kidsday reporters Jackie Bousquet Smith, left, Vladimir Jean Baptiste, Emily Quintanilla Flores and Mavin Iannotta with the Gravitrax game. Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

Experience the power of gravity with GraviTrax (Ravensburger), a recent product that we got to review.

This new toy was interesting because there is a magnetic cannon. With this you build marble racetracks and find out about gravity and other science-related things. When the colored balls go down the track, they hit the magnet, then shoot the silver balls forward. It’s fun to watch the balls go around the track and push each other forward. The four of us think this is a great toy to give or to get. We love how everything interacts with each other.

We had to build a small track first. You want to start with the tiles to make a foundation. We added a platform with more tiles. Then we added the tracks and more tiles. The last step we did was add the rest of the tracks and the three metal balls. You can also buy add-ons to make your build look cooler and different.

There were many choices of tracks to build. Most of us found it more enjoyable than others. Our group found that after multiple uses, this might become not as fun anymore. But you can take it apart and build new tracks!

For even more help, you can download a free app and make more designs and creations.

Rating: 4 smiles out of 5

Barbara Wright’s fifth-grade class, Birchwood Intermediate School, Huntington Station

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