When? March 15th, 6-8 pm.
Science project description:
In science students will design a Rube Goldberg machine that will perform a task of their own choosing. Their machine will be comprised of at least 5 simple machines, one from each type: inclined plane, lever, screw, wheel and axle, wedge, pulley, and will be required to fit inside a cardboard box. Students will outline the engineering design process, describe each of the simple machines and brainstorm several designs to achieve their goal. They will further develop their design, draw a detailed diagram with each of the simple machines labelled, and will list the materials they planned to use. As they build their machines they will keep a daily journal outlining their successes and challenges. Finally, students will reflect on how well their machines meet their purpose, challenges they faced throughout the design and build process, and how their machines could be improved.