Engineering and Simple Machines: Rube Goldberg

Saturday Academy

Ever hear of Rube Goldberg who over-engineered a contraption to perform a simple task? Students gain hands-on engineering experience as they work in a small team to design and build quirky contraptions out of everyday materials to solve simple problems.  Along the way, they will learn about the physics of energy conservation, inertia and forces.

Best for kids grades 2 and higher.

 

Participation is free. No library card required.

Target audience:

Grades 6-8, Grades K-5, Kids

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