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A Rube Goldberg machine does not really look like it would make work easier. Introduce your class to Rube Goldberg with a resource that shows how his inventions make simple tasks harder to complete.
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- Research some of the other Rube Goldberg cartoons and have the class identify the simple machines
- Divide the class into groups and have them draw a compound machine that uses all six simple machines
- The activity assumes pupils have an understanding of the six simple machines
- The ninth in a 10-part series
- The plan comes with a graphic to explain a Rube Goldberg machine
- The resource includes assessments
- The lesson plan does not spell out the instructional method
- Rube Goldberg's Self-Operating Napkin (doc)
- Rube Goldberg's Self-Operating Napkin (pdf)