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BWEF Engineering Excitement: RIMOSA Rube Goldberg Program

RIMOSA Program Description

Rube Goldberg Marble Roller Coaster

Learn about the wonderfully inventive cartoon creations of Rube Goldberg and the real “Rube Goldberg machines” they inspire.  Explore the connection between potential and kinetic energy by using tubes, tape and other house hold materials to create creative marble “roller coasters”.  Send marbles on loop-the-loops, spirals and more in attempts to have the marble travel through over 6 feet of tubing and then – at the end of its journey –start another reaction in the spirit of Rube Goldberg.

         

       

Thanks to Mrs. Hall and Mrs. McCanna for the photos.

Thanks to Mrs. Cronan and Mrs. Tomkinson for the videos.

 

Videos from Mrs. Cronan and Mrs. Tomkinson