Physical Science

Unit 1: Energy and Motion

Rube Goldberg machine


Rube Goldberg machines utilize various motions in order to complete simple tasks in complicated ways. Think of a simple, everyday activity or action and imagine ways to make the task more complicated. Construct a model of your machine, or create a detailed diagram showing how the parts work together. Display or demonstrate your machine in class.


2 class periods for design and construction, 1 class period for demonstrations

Possible Resources: 

Rube Goldberg Cartoons

Rube Goldberg Machines

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