Evaluation: Students are evaluated on their teamwork, knowledge, skills, and attitudes as well as their Rube Goldberg
device and prototype documentation.
A selection of his late-in-life political cartoons traces the remarkable coda of his long career, while his enduring popularity is underscored by such items as the Rube Goldberg
To get their Rube Goldberg
machines working, teams had to make multiple revisions--an essential real-world skill.
The following high schools won grants via the Rube Goldberg
machine makers link simple devices into elaborate compound machines.
A Rube Goldberg
machine is a "contraption, invention, device or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion, generally including a chain reaction.
Science teacher Jessica Anderson at Powell County High School in Deer Lodge, Montana, uses the @SciencePCHS tag on Instagram, Twitter, and Vine to post class projects like a Rube Goldberg
The $533 million, 58,000-member Zeal Credit Union's sponsored team of science enthusiasts broke the world record for the most dominoes toppled at an event and are awaiting word from the Guinness Book of World Records as to whether they've completed the highest number of steps in a Rube Goldberg
A few years ago, the band OK Go, which had previously been best known for the expertly choreographed treadmill dance video for their song "Here It Goes Again," created another hugely popular video for the track "This Too Shall Pass." The four-minute video focused on a giant Rube Goldberg
machine--those unnecessarily complicated contraptions that use all sorts of intricate steps and chain reactions to ultimately pull off a relatively simple task.
"It's a bit of a Rube Goldberg
contraption," he says.
Among many other interactive experiences, students tested a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Tech Challenge robot at the NAVSUP WSS booth, experienced the concept of reverse engineering when they got their hands scanned by a 3D laser scanner at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) booth, completed engineering challenges such as knot tying and Rube Goldberg
machine-building, and participated in an underwater robotics remotely-operated vehicle competition.
So go ahead and build a Rube Goldberg
Machine, disassemble clocks, see how things work.