Teach a Concept Before Application
STEM Challenge Using Simple Machines
The parameters that I created:
- 3 simple machines (2 different ones)
- a person cannot touch the component that touches the car
You can add on additional criteria for judging:
- fastest speed (wouldn’t suggest)
- repeatable results
- design ingenuity
- Use of reclaimed or recycled materials.
The idea is for kids to have fun with this project so take time to get a little background on Rube Goldberg. Make sure the kids have time for the design process which can be cut short with busy schedules.
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