Rube Goldberg

September 06, 2016

Yesterday, we explored the fun behind chain reactions.  We often see this amazing science in the movies e.g. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wallace and Gromit, to name a couple.

There are many who are so taken by chain reactions that they create interesting ways to perform simple everyday tasks – Rube Goldberg.  YouTube is rife with videos of Rube Goldberg approaches to opening a front door, the fridge, or a can of beans.  Breakfast preparation also lends itself frequently to this exciting science.

The hour passed by quickly as we flushed a toilet, traveled down drains, turned in gears, and made pigs fly – all with a small metal ball!

Doing the CatWalkMaze Quest
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