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Rube Goldberg Machine: A Crazy Solution to a Simple Task (Ages 11-15)

Course number : KOC331   ID : 22125    Section Number : 1
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Who is Rube Goldberg? What are Simple Machines?  This class is all about the wonderfully wacky inspirations of Rube Goldberg- an inventor, cartoonist, and engineer of wild motion machines named after him. The sole purpose of these machines is to accomplish a simple job through multiple bizarre steps. Student inventors will work in small teams to design and create their own Rube Goldberg-style inventions, which will sharpen their skills in physics, creativity, and humor. Students will be challenged to create Rube Goldberg inventions (a series of simple machines that accomplish a simple task) using familiar and found objects such as ramps, rope, tubes, weights, balls, funnels, recyclables, and most importantly, lots of Duct tape. This class is dedicated to exploration, design, and fun with activities including the construction of massive domino chains, creating your own machines, and trying to build a better mousetrap. If you like drawing, art, engineering, and antics, this is the class that will keep your imagination in perpetual motion.

Class Details

5 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Visual/Performing Arts Center (F Bldg)

Lisa Bedinger Duckworth 



Please read:  This Face to Face Course is taught at designated locations during scheduled times. An email will be sent prior to the first class with detailed course information and class details.

In County 

Price: $0.00

In State 

Price: $5.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/9/2021 - 8/13/2021 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, Visual/Performing Arts Center (F Bldg)  Map, Room: F145 Lisa Bedinger Duckworth