Test students' understanding of simple machines and interactions between them with a fun, interactive summative! Students will plan, execute and test a Rube Goldberg as a summative (or extended project) in a simple machines unit. This summative task asks students to plan their machine, including what materials they need to use, explain interactions between various parts of the machine, and connect the steps of their Rube Goldberg. The summative also includes an extension for students to create a poster and justify the value of their Rube Goldberg.
A great hands-on project for all different kinds of learners!