TLF ID A002720
In this lesson, students explore the life, work and times of Rube Goldberg. The lesson uses Rube Goldberg’s work to teach students about simple machines, how they function and their design principles. Working in groups, the students then design and create a Rube Goldberg machine that can complete a simple task. Students can then further explore Rube Goldberg’s work as a cartoonist. The resource includes links to downloadable lesson plan, websites, videos and an assessment rubric. The lesson also features suggestions for engaging girls and showcases female inventor role models.