If you loved playing the board game Mouse Trap as a kid, you would have really enjoyed building a Rube Goldberg machine like our students did as a physics project.
Our science teacher, Kali Lambrou, explains:
“This project brings together physics concepts with Rube Goldberg inspired machines in a culminating mechanics unit project. It challenges students to apply their understanding of physics concepts to create a multi-step machine that pours a bottle of water into a cup. Students will demonstrate their understanding of physics not only through the planning and construction process but also through a detailed analysis of their finished machine.”