Add structure and assessment to your Rube Goldberg engineering project! (MS-PS3-2, MS-PS3-5, MS-ETS1-3 and 4-PS3-3). Building a Rube Goldberg machine is a lot of fun during a forces/motion and simple machines unit for upper elementary or middle school. In all of the excitement it can be easy for the students to lose their focus so I have created a more structured approach to the engineering process.
The students start out with a brainstorming session, that includes a rubric, and plan, plan, plan. As they work their way through building the project they fill out daily progress reports plus I have included rubrics for the teacher to use to assess the progress of each student each day. At the end of the project the students have a self-assessment form to fill out and there is a final grading form.
*Rube Goldberg project directions
*Brainstorming session rubric
*Daily Journal cards
*Daily project assessment cards
*Organizational pages for the students to include their sketches and descriptions
*Self assessment for students
*Final Rube Goldberg assessment rubric
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