Challenge 10

STEAM Challenge 10

A RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE

Chain Reactions

For this challenge, you will build a Rube Goldberg machine. A Rube Goldberg machine is a series of complicated, unique and fun chain reactions that result in completing a simple task. 

What simple task might you carry out through complicated chain reactions? Turning ON/OFF a light, hitting the snooze button on an alarm clock, adding sugar to coffee? 

 

YOU WILL CREATE:

  1. A Rube Goldberg Machine. A series of complicated chain reactions that results in completing a simple task.
  2. A short video (Max. 2 minutes) explaining your Rube Goldberg machine, what it does(final step), how you made it, materials used, issues and solutions, footage of it working, etc.

DID YOU KNOW?

Any object that is moving, has what is called kinetic energy; giving an object more speed means giving it more kinetic energy. Kinetic energy can be transferred from one object to another by a collision, like when one domino tips over into another domino. Even without a collision objects can gain kinetic energy if they fall down or roll down a ramp. The goal of a Rube Goldberg machine is to find creative ways of making this type of energy transfer happen!

source: https://iridescentlearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/making-machines_Rube.pdf

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Research and Brainstorm

What materials do you have around the house that you can use to make your Rube Goldberg Machine? How can you transfer energy from one object to the next? Bump into another object? Push or Pull an object? Be creative! If you haven’t, check out the video above to get some ideas on how you can use materials.

Create

Create! Have fun!

Again, be creative! What unique materials or equipment could you use to make your Rube Goldberg Machine different?

Share It

To be eligible for the prizes listed below you need to share your creation. Create a short (Max 2 min video)

Upload/share your video to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #FluxSTEAM10 and tag @Fluxspace.io (Flux. on Facebook) and tag @sharpen.design. On Facebook set your post to public.

REMINDER

To be eligible for prizes – Post on social media tagging Flux, and Sharpen.design and use the hashtags #FluxSTEAM10

SHARE YOUR WORK!

Tag @Fluxspace.io to show us what you made!

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