Rube Goldberg Contraptions

Grades 6-12 / Science / Engineering
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    Lesson Objective
    Work in teams to design, problem solve, and build a simple machine
    Length
    5 min
    Questions to Consider
    Notice how students have to plan and problem solve each "cause and effect"
    What kinds of thinking does a project like this foster?
    How could writing be integrated in the design process?
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    • Rube Goldberg Lesson Plan

    • About Rube Goldberg

    • Rube Goldberg Lesson from PBS

    • Rube Goldberg Design Sheet

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    Lesson Idea Rube Goldberg Contraptions

    Grades 6-12 / Science / Engineering

    Rube Goldberg Contraptions