Of course, we couldn't watch it just once! After the third time of viewing it, I then told them they would be designing their own Rube Goldberg creation. Woo-hoo!!
The creation had to have at least 8 steps and they needed to use at least 4 different simple machines (lever, inclined plane, wedge, screw, wheel and axle, or pulley). They selected from the following list:
- Put toothpaste on a toothbrush
- Sharpen a pencil
- Toast a slice of bread
- Shut off an alarm clock
- Raise an American Flag
The creative juices were flowing! Here are just a few examples:
Don't you just love it?