Do you know what a Rube Goldberg Machine is?
We didn’t know what it was either until we watched a video last week and found out it is a series of complex chain reactions that perform a simple task.
There were lots of materials provided for us to explore. But before we did, we needed to follow a thinking process.
1. Think of a simple task we wanted to perform.
2. Consider what materials might be best for using.
3. Come up with a plan.
4. Create our Rube Goldberg Machine.
5. Test our construction.
6. Evaluate if it worked and, if not, make changes and test again.
We took videos of our testing and the most important thing we learnt was
FAILING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF CREATING SOMETHING AND IT IS NOT A BAD THING
Here are some videos of our successes and failures (which, remember, are good things!)