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Engineer and cartoonist Rube Goldberg is famous for his crazy machines that accomplish everyday tasks in overly complicated ways. Learners use their understanding of simple machines to design and build their own Rube Goldberg machines that perform simple tasks in no less than ten steps. Then, learners build prototypes of their designs. Resource contains investigating questions to assess understanding and extend learning.

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    NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,design,Rube Goldberg,simple machines,engineering design process,Research and Development,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120118140403020T,machine,schematic,prototype,Informal Education,Invention and Innovation,Middle School,History/Policy/Law,Chemistry,Physics,General,Engineering,Physical science,Technology,Machines

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