Engineering a Rube Goldberg Machine
Rube Goldberg was a political cartoonist who also drew cartoons that showed simple tasks performed in convoluted, indirect ways. Today, engineering students around the country have turned his cartoons into a competition. The idea is to create a chain reaction that accomplishes a simple task. I this first school-wide STEAM Challenge, students will be asked to create a cause and effect piece that will fit into an overall set of chain reactions within a whole class Rube Goldberg Machine.
STEAM Challenge #1 – create a whole-class Rube Goldberg machine that reveals the STEAM theme – “Communication”.
Click on the image below to learn more and to take you to the STEAM Challenge materials:
Click on the links below for the video folders and Google critique form: