Steam- Rube Goldberg Machine

posted Feb 16, 2016, 3:31 PM by Patrick Johnson
Today students participated in another S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activity.

First students were shown a few videos for inspiration. Their first inspiration came from a video demonstrating an elaborate Rube Goldberg Machine.

Students were then shown a couple of terrific machines Grade 8 students at Shanty Bay P.S. created (my wife teaches at Shanty Bay).

Next, students were given the below STEAM task:

Students were grouped into partners. Each group had access to a large variety of materials in the classroom (different types of tracks, blocks, dominoes, toy cars, golf balls, bells, ribbons, Lincoln Logs and more). Students collaborated with their partner in planning and building their machine. They also needed to use their resources responsibly and share resources with the rest of the class.

The amazing results: