Engineering News: Week of 1/6/20
Calling all Engineers!
Welcome to our second week (Hupperts' class) of Engineering. This week will see the students applying their simple machines from week one (lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle) in order to create a Rube Goldberg machine (see link: https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-rube-goldberg-machine). Our primary goal is to utilize our newfound knowledge of the four simple machines mentioned above in such a way that we can combine all four into one working mechanism. As kids plan, design, and test their work, I will be recording any machines that go into action and sharing those videos with the students via email. This is the most exciting week of engineering since last week, so we're sure to see some creativity and invention on display.
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