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Cindy De Borger

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This afternoon we would like you to create a Rube Goldberg machine. Rube Goldberg was a famous cartoonist and inventor. A Rube Goldberg machine is a series of a chain of reactions to make something work or move. 1. Watch the video of Ms Cindy`s children making a Rube Goldberg machine to drop a ball in the cat`s tower tracks toy. 2. Have a look at the list attached, can you find an object from each category on the list? 3. Create a chain of reactions with the objects you found. 4. A Rube Goldberg machine never works from the first try. Let us know how many times if failed and how many times you succeeded! If you want to find out more about Rube Goldberg and his machines, have a look at this website: https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-rube-goldberg-machine Have a fun afternoon!

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, STEAM
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