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Who is Rube Goldberg?         • Rube Goldberg (1883-           1970) was a Pulitzer Prize           winning           cart...
Funny inventions??? Just think…Haveyou ever seen the game Mouse Trap?  The game Mouse Trap is an example of a funny invent...
• Rube Goldberg’s cartoons were like this game because they were  “inventions” or “contraptions” in which he used an elabo...
He used different types of machines to         make his cartoons!• We are going to look at six different kinds of  simple ...
Inclined Plane
Wheel & Axel
Wedge
Pulley
Screws
Lever
Rube did not build the machines he drew, but his cartoons have   become an inspiration toaspiring engineers and scientists...
• You are going to design  a machine using  at  least four of the  simple machines  to replace your brain.  The machine is...
Rube goldberg machine brains
Rube goldberg machine brains
Rube goldberg machine brains
Rube goldberg machine brains
Rube goldberg machine brains
Rube goldberg machine brains
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Rube goldberg machine brains

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This powerpoint is based upon a project I found online and provides details for my students as an introduction to the project.

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Rube goldberg machine brains

  1. 1. Who is Rube Goldberg? • Rube Goldberg (1883- 1970) was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor and author • He started out as an engineer but became a famous cartoonist drawing funny inventions
  2. 2. Funny inventions??? Just think…Haveyou ever seen the game Mouse Trap? The game Mouse Trap is an example of a funny invention that has different pieces put together to work like a machine.
  3. 3. • Rube Goldberg’s cartoons were like this game because they were “inventions” or “contraptions” in which he used an elaborate set of arms, wheels, gears, handles, cups and rods, put in motion by balls, canary cages, pails, boots, bathtubs, paddles and live animals – and takes a simple task and makes it extraordinarily complicated.
  4. 4. He used different types of machines to make his cartoons!• We are going to look at six different kinds of simple machines: inclined plane, wheel & axel, wedge, pulley, screw, lever
  5. 5. Inclined Plane
  6. 6. Wheel & Axel
  7. 7. Wedge
  8. 8. Pulley
  9. 9. Screws
  10. 10. Lever
  11. 11. Rube did not build the machines he drew, but his cartoons have become an inspiration toaspiring engineers and scientists across the world. Watch this video to see one such example!http://thomaselementaryart.blogspot.com/search/label/3rd%20 Grade
  12. 12. • You are going to design a machine using at least four of the simple machines to replace your brain. The machine is supposed to do something that happens in your head (blinking, yawning, rem embering, etc.)

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