Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day

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If you're going to build a machine, you might as well make it interesting and amusing. A set of eight lessons and activities introduces simple machines using Rube Goldberg machines. A culminating project challenges techies to create and test their own Rube Goldberg machines.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research Rube Goldberg machines and present their favorites to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • A variety of materials is necessary; see the resource for specific requirements
  • Each lesson works individually 
Pros

  • Provides student worksheets to help with understanding
  • Includes helpful illustrations and pictures
Cons

  • None