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Rube Goldberg Project

Grade Levels
7th - 9th
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13 pages
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Have your students build their own Rube Goldberg contraption! This is a fun way to end the year or work on during standardized testing weeks. Students have to get a marble to go into a cup with at least 10 steps. The more creative and more complex, the better! This purchase includes a presentation that introduces the concept of Rube Goldberg contraptions, has sample videos and links to an online interactive. It also includes an editable lab worksheet for students to fill out while planning and reflecting on their project, editable grading rubrics, and teacher tips. Students of all ages love this project!

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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NGSSHS-PS3-3
Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy. Emphasis is on both qualitative and quantitative evaluations of devices. Examples of devices could include Rube Goldberg devices, wind turbines, solar cells, solar ovens, and generators. Examples of constraints could include use of renewable energy forms and efficiency. Assessment for quantitative evaluations is limited to total output for a given input. Assessment is limited to devices constructed with materials provided to students.
NGSSMS-ETS1-2
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

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