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Unformatted text preview: made very slightly bent. Also, my partner and I noticed that the marble would sometimes get stuck between two nails when it followed a certain path, which is most definitely a source of error. Plus, when the steel marbles went all the way to the outside of the board, it allowed them to fall straight down towards the bottom of the board. To prevent that from happening and at the same time improving the experiment, the board could have been made around twice as large. This would have made it near impossible for the steel ball to fall straight towards the bottom if it got to a certain point and would allow for a better distribution of where the marbles went. Another possible improvement upon the experiment could have been at the launch of the ball at the top of the board. Instead of just dropped through, the top of the board could have a launching mechanism that allows for more consistent drops through the hole....
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