Project Idea: Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube GoldbergWTS Philadelphia’s Transportation YOU program’s mentees had a blast with the Rube Goldberg challenge last month. This activity encouraged critical thinking and problem solving in a non-traditional learning environment. The goal of this challenge was to give a treat (marble) to their dog (stuffed animal). The Rube Goldberg machine, a complex contraption designed to achieve a simple task, may not be practical, but they’re definitely fun, creative, and educational! Have a blast with this great hands-on activity while flexing your STEM muscles!

Click here for instructions on how to make your own Rube Goldberg Machine


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