Tip #18: Assignment Builder – Rube Goldberg Inventions

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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".  Rube_goldberg_1 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.  Rube Goldberg Assignment.

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.

As always, I am
Ubiquitous1_3 Ubiquitously yours,


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