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Try our Back to School Brain Works!
Your students will design a Rube Goldberg machine to perform a simple task. They will not actually build the machine so the sky is the limit. The machine will have at least five separate parts that work together toward accomplishing a desired outcome. Once they have designed their machine, they will improve it by adding color and using construction paper, yarn and other materials to create 2D examples of the parts. A final copy of the entire machine will be drawn in a large silhouette of their head provided by the teacher.
Included in the packet are teacher notes, inquiry questions, student handouts, visual samples, the engineering design process poster, a reflection sheet and a rubric.
*This is also part of Back to School STEM and STEAM Bundle*
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