ERIC Number: ED480794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Design Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine. Grades 6-8.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
Rube Goldberg is famous for his very complex machines that accomplish everyday tasks. In this activity, students design and build a Rube Goldberg machine that will accomplish a simple task in no less than 10 steps. This activity requires a 120-360 minute time period for completion. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Critical Thinking, Design, Engineering, Experiential Learning, Hands on Science, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Student Motivation
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.