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13 resources with the keyterm rube goldberg

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The Great Marble Drop

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Mike and Kellie, a team of electrical engineers, demonstrate how to to design a contraption that accurately drops a marble onto a target. The materials needed and general instructions are provided on the website or via a downloadable...
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Qualitative Examples of Conservation of Mechanical Energy

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Instructions for series of six activites, a reading of scientific literature, and a choice of six assessments await you in this physics resource. Well-written plans guide you in guiding your pupils to experiment with levers, pulleys,...
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Motion Commotion!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore the drawings of Rube Goldberg to design and construct a simple machine. They discuss simple machines, and using various materials and toy parts, design and construct a "Rube Goldberg" style machine to ring a bell.
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine six simple machines and investigate who Rube Goldberg is. They explore various websites, write an article, write ten interesting facts about Rube Goldberg, and design and construct a simple machine.
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Design Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students participate in a culminating activity for a unit on Energy and Simple Machines. They are challenged to incorporate simple machines in to a complex mechanical system. While designing and testing their machine they will also...
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Design Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers design and construct a Rube Goldberg machine that accomplishes a simple task in at least ten steps. They view and discuss various Rube Goldberg designs, identify types of simple machines, and in small groups produce a...
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My Crazy Contraption

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders design a contraption, which contains five different examples of simple machines and works without intervention. They sketch designs and label its parts. They present their creations to the class and relate them to Rube...
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The Art of Simple Machines

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students investigate the inventions of simple machines in our past and how they affect us today.  In this engineering lesson, students discover who Rube Goldberg was and his ideas about complicated machines performing very simple tasks....
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars explore the functions of simple machines. In this simple machines activity, young scholars evaluate the uses of simple machines as they dissect a machine and then design their own.
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Physics Internet Scavenger Hunt

For Students 8th - 10th
For this physics worksheet, students visit the site http://sciencespot.net and complete a scavenger hunt for a variety of physics topics.
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Who is Rube Goldberg?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice technology skills while searching online for information about inventor, Rube Goldberg. They discuss Rube Goldberg's use of simple machines, and write journal entries about their findings.
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Rube Goldberg Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students apply inquiry and problem solving approaches in science. They design a device (invention) that solves a special problem.
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Mystery Photo!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine an original engraving of a piece of equipment called, The Grasshopper Catcher. They describe how technologies developed in Iowa during the Industrial Revolution influenced farming practices, and develop hypotheses about...