S.T.E.A.M. Rube Goldberg Machines

posted Sep 6, 2017, 5:33 PM by Patrick Johnson
Today students participated in a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activity.

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

Students worked in partners. Each group had access to a large variety of materials in the classroom (different types of tracks, blocks, dominoes, toy cars, golf balls, tape, Lincoln Logs, CD jewel cases, cardboard ramps 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. We also discussed learning skill goals for this task (Responsibility, Self-regulation, Collaboration).

The amazing results: