Thursday, March 31, 2011

Have Fun with Simple Machines - Build a Rube Goldberg Machine


To better understand simple machines, try constructing your own at home.  Devise a simple machine, or set of machines, that perform an easy task.  Have even more fun by building your own "Rube Goldberg" device, combining lots of simple machines to do that task.  If you want to learn more about Rube Goldberg the man and about some of his crazy machines, click on this link.
Rube Goldberg Page
TAKE A PICTURE of YOUR RUBE GOLDBERG SIMPLE MACHINE then EMAIL it to MRS D or BRING IT TO CLASS by APRIL 15TH - We will post these for all to see and the WINNING entry will be FEATURED on the BLOG !

Building real machines is best but you can also try your hand at building and adjusting your own Rube Goldberg machine online.  Click on the link below - you'll need a computer with Flash 6 software installed.