Tip #18 – Assignment Builder: Rube Goldberg Inventions


    (Created by Brad Fountain – North and South Carolina Field Manager…with help from his wife Laura)

  Have you ever heard of Rube Goldberg?  Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist whose cartoons, by his own description "were symbols of man’s capacity for exerting maximum effort to accomplish minimal results".  As your students create Rube Rube_goldbergGoldberg inventions, machines designed to complete everyday tasks the hard way, understanding simple machines will become just that…simple.

Using this link you will find a fun activity for you and your students to complete during those last couple of weeks of school.


Discover how much fun inefficiency can be.  Deliver a laugh along with some learning to your students and don’t forget to Document their amazing creations.


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