Crazy Zany Contraptions!
Take a handful of STEM ideas, stir in simple machines, and add a huge bunch of silliness and you have a recipe for a really fun project.
Engineering contraptions inspired by Rube Goldberg’s famous cartoons is a fantastic way to review simple machines and forces of energy. Students start with the simple process of pouring water into a cup and figure out a way to add numerous steps to this task. The packet includes students’ worksheets, a rubric, and a detailed teacher guide.
You might also like “Ready, Set…STEM!”, our STEM Student notebook to support your program. It includes a teacher guide filled with ideas
Ready, Set…STEM, An Introductory Packet to Start a STEM classroom
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