Today We Will:
1. Learn about Rube Goldberg Machines!
2. Sign in to contraption maker and complete puzzles to learn the tools of the trade.
3. Prepare to build our own contraptions next week!
What is Contraption Maker? Contraption maker is a sandbox game for creating and solving puzzles and creating "Rube Goldberg Machines.
What is a Rube Goldberg Machine? It is a very complex machine built to do a very simple task. Watch the boy in the video below to see one in action!
What will we do? First, we will work as teams to solve as many puzzles as we possibly can! Next week, we will begin to create our very own Rube Goldberg Machines!
(Standards for the 21st Century Learner: Learning and Innovation Skills: Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.