Rube Goldberg Contraptions

Grades 6-12 / Science / Engineering
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?
Support Materials Below
Lesson Plan, Design Worksheet and more

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  • Rube Goldberg Lesson Plan

  • About Rube Goldberg

  • Rube Goldberg Lesson from PBS

  • Rube Goldberg Design Sheet

  • Transcript for Rube Goldberg Contraptions

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Lesson Idea Rube Goldberg Contraptions

Grades 6-12 / Science / Engineering

Rube Goldberg Contraptions