Tip #18 – Assignment Builder: Rube Goldberg Inventions

Dddtix_118 From Brad Fountain and his wife Laura (Field Manager, NC/SC)

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 Goldberg 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.


Did you discover something new? Deliver the discovery to at least three more colleagues and show them the benefits of what you discovered. Then document your event on the report form! Get points for discovering, delivering and documenting! Maybe you will win this week!

Download den_event_summary2.doc


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