Title of Lesson: Rube Goldberg - Energy Transformations

Summary: Students will design, build, and film their own Rube Goldberg device. Forms of energy and energy transformations are identified.

Time Frame: 3-5 days

Student Artifacts:



Reflect on the experience with specific details about the instructional outcome, pedagogy, tool effectiveness, and student engagement. Include any student feedback about the activity.


Tuning: How does your project address the following?:

  • What areas of the learner profile were addressed?

  • solve real world problems

  • produce

  • open access for all students

  • equal distribution of work

  • exhibit passion

  • question the status quo, follow a line of thinking...

  • collaboration
  • communication