Rube Goldberg

Creating a Rube Goldberg machine throughout campus.

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Students are learning about force, motion, and simple machines in science class. Have small groups of students create a Rube Goldberg machine and then connect it with another group, etc. until the whole class has created one large Rube Goldberg machine. Then, you could have other classes in your grade level and other grade levels create one and connect them. Soon, you would have one large Rube Goldberg machine throughout the entire campus that everyone has helped create!


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My classroomis currently dealing with Rube Goldberg.  I haven't done multi class collaboration, but I feel like for that portability would be key. As such I think you would want each team's work to fit in a letter box and have a set trigger, like all must begin with being triggered by a ball rolling in the front right lower corner and end by rolling a ball out of the front left corner.  That way all the group's can place their project in a row and it can work. 

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