This is by far my most favorite STEM unit to teach! This also works great for distant learning and I have been over the moon with the results (examples included in the product). And if you don't know what a Rube Goldberg Machine is, no need to worry, I created a scripted, detailed unit for teachers.
Combine NGSS engineering design, motion/stability and forces and interactions standards into one unit by teaching Rube Goldberg Machines! In this unit students will create their own Rube Goldberg Machine after learning about chain reactions, simple machines, forces and interactions and motion and stability. This resource is jam packed with content. You will find:
I had a blast creating this resource, because it has a been a huge source of joy in my classroom! I hope you enjoy it as well.
If you are search for more virtual resources, make sure to check out:
- NGSS Forces & Interactions: Push and Pull Virtual Activities
- Virtual Team Building Icebreaker Activities
- Interactive Zoom Etiquette Game
I have also been documenting my journey teaching virtual STEM classes, make sure to check out my blog for more tried and tested activities: