Types of Motion - Rube Goldberg Machines

Types of Motion - Rube Goldberg Machines

In this fun lesson students are asked to examine how Rube Goldberg’s over engineered machine works and examine the types of motion inherent within it. They will then design with their own contraption which has the same functions as the Goldberg machine and incorporate the types of motion they have discovered during their examination. The accompanying extension task asks students to research Rube Goldberg and to design ‘in the style of’.

Skills and learning:
Lateral thinking
Types of motion
Drawing and perspective skills
Research and interpretation skills
Annotation and technical drawing

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Created: Jun 13, 2019

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