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  1. 1. Grade  9  MYP  Physics  Unit  -­‐  Rube  Goldberg  Project   1Objec&veRube  Goldberg  was  a  famous  cartoonist  who  created  wildly  complex  machines  to  accomplish  simple  tasks.  Think  of  Wile  E.  Coyote’s  doomed  traps,  which  were  intensely  creaAve  but  always  failed  to  catch  the  roadrunner.  (If  you  don’t  know  these  cartoons,  then  I  must  be  older  than  I  realized.)  Watch  the  Honda  Cog  commercial  and  the  OKGo  video  on  YouTube.  Search  for  and  watch  “Rube  Goldberg  machines”  on  YouTube  or  Vimeo.  Your  task  in  this  unit  is  to  design,  test,  build,  and  describe  a  Rube  Goldberg  machine,  which  will  do  one  of  the  following  tasks:   • Ring  a  bell • Turn  a  light  on  or  off • Light  or  exAnguish  a  candle • Turn  the  page  of  a  bookProject  Outline 1. You  will  work  with  one  partner.  Your  partner  must  be  someone  who  was  not  a  part  of  the  biology   Zoom  Project  in  term  2.  You  may  choose  your  own  partner.   2. You  and  your  partner  will  build  a  Rube  Goldberg  machine  in  3  stages,  each  of  which  is  dedicated  to   one  of  the  major  concepts  in  the  physics  unit: a. Newton’s  Laws b. Momentum c. ElectrostaAcs 3. Each  stage  will  consist  of  at  least  3  disAnct  steps.  Each  step  must  be  labeled  with  the  concept  it   demonstrates,  and  each  step  must  uAlize  one  of  the  6  kinds  of  simple  machines  we  study  in  this   unit:   a. Levers b. Pulleys c. Inclined  planes d. Wedges e. Screws f. Wheels  and  axles 4. In  addiAon  to  planning  and  building  the  final  Rube  Goldberg  machine,  you  will  create  a  video   (maximum  5  minutes),  which  does  all  of  the  following:   a. Documents  your  creaAve  process  through  trial-­‐and-­‐error  tesAng b. Includes  a  walk-­‐through  of  the  completed  design,  in  which  you  idenAfy  the  physics   concept(s)  shown  at  each  step  and  describe  how  your  machine  achieves  that c. Shows  unedited  footage  of  the  enAre  machine  working  from  start  to  finish 5. Parameters  for  building  the  machine: a. Maximum  size  is  120cm  long  x  120cm  wide  x  150cm  tall b. Each  step  must  be  labeled  with  an  index  card  showing  the  concept  demonstrated c. CalculaAons  for  each  step  must  be  shown  at  the  compleAon  of  each  stage  (these  may  be   included  on  the  index  card  label) d. Each  group  is  required  to  buy  a  roll  of  duct  tape e. Bring  in  toys  and  other  supplies  from  homeInternaAonal  School  of  Tanganyika  MYP  Science
  2. 2. Grade  9  MYP  Physics  Unit  -­‐  Rube  Goldberg  Project   2Due  DatesThe  final  version  of  your  completed  machine  is  due  on  Tuesday  4  June  2013.  Each  group  will  have  5  minutes  to  present  and  demonstrate  their  completed  machine.  The  video  will  serve  as  a  back-­‐up  demo  in  case  the  machine  fails  to  work  completely  during  the  demonstraAon.  In  addiAon  to  the  final  due  date  listed  above,  you  will  have  intermediate  due  dates,  which  are  listed  below,  posted  on  the  IST  grade  9  assessment  calendar,  and  listed  on  Mr  Kremer’s  website.  Please  add  them  to  your  student  diary.   Date Tasks Assessment  Criteria Friday  12  April • Mechanical  advantage  and  Newton’s  laws   • Homework  check  (effort  grade) pracEce  problems • Design  and  plan  Stage  1  (in  class) • F3  -­‐  CollaboraEng Tuesday  16  April • Build  and  test  Stage  1  (in  class) • F1  -­‐  Working  Safely  and   Competently Friday  19  April • Quiz  on  simple  machines,  mechanical  advantage,   • C2  -­‐  Solving  Problems and  Newton’s  laws • Stage  1  demonstrated  in  class • B2  -­‐  CommunicaEng  EffecEvely   Thursday  25  May • Momentum  lab  day  (in  class) • E1  -­‐  CollecEng  Data Tuesday  30  April • Momentum  lab  data  analysis • E3  -­‐  Describing  Trends  and   Pa[erns • Homework  check  (effort  grade) Friday  3  May • Momentum  pracEce  problems • Homework  check  (effort  grade) • Build  and  test  Stage  2  (in  class) • F1  -­‐  Working  Safely  and   Competently Tuesday  7  May • Momentum  quiz • C2  -­‐  Solving  Problems • Stages  1  &  2  demonstrated  in  class • B2  -­‐  CommunicaEng  EffecEvely   Monday  13  May • ElectrostaEcs  slinky  lab  day • E1  -­‐  CollecEng  Data Wednesday  15  May • ElectrostaEcs  slinky  lab  data  analysis   • E3  -­‐  Describing  Trends  and   Pa[erns • Homework  check  (effort  grade) Friday  17  May • ElectrostaEcs  pracEce  problems • Homework  check  (effort  grade) • Build  and  test  Stage  3  (in  class) • F1  -­‐  Working  Safely  and   Competently Friday  31  May • Completed  Goldberg  video  due • B1  -­‐  Using  ScienEfic  Language • B2  -­‐  CommunicaEng  EffecEvely Tuesday  4  June • Completed  Goldberg  machine  demonstrated  in   • C1  -­‐  Explaining  ScienEfic   class InformaEon • B2  -­‐  CommunicaEng  EffecEvelyInternaAonal  School  of  Tanganyika  MYP  Science
  3. 3. Grade  9  MYP  Physics  Unit  -­‐  Rube  Goldberg  Project   3Assessment  Rubrics  Your  work  throughout  this  project  will  be  assessed  under  several  criteria  and  strands,  as  indicated  in  the  table  on  the  previous  page.  Below  please  find  the  rubrics  for  all  strands  assessed  during  this  unit.  B1  -­‐  Using  Scien&fic  Language Communica&on 6 5 4 3 2 1 Level  0 uses  sufficient   uses  some   uses  a  limited   The  student  does   B1:   scienAfic  language   scienAfic  language   range  of  scienAfic   not  reach  a   Using  Scien&fic   correctly. correctly. language   standard   Language correctly. described  by  any   of  the  descriptors.B2  -­‐  Communica&ng  Effec&vely Communica&on   6 5 4 3 2 1 Level  0 communicates   communicates   communicates   The  student  does   B2: scienAfic   scienAfic   scienAfic   not  reach  a   Communica&ng   informaAon   informaAon  with   informaAon  with   standard   Effec&vely effec:vely. some   limited   described  by  any   effec:veness. effec$veness. of  the  descriptors.C1  -­‐  Explaining  Scien&fic  Informa&on Knowledge 6 5 4 3 2 1 Level  0 uses  scienAfic   describes   recalls  some   The  student  does   C1:   ideas,  concepts   scienAfic  ideas,   scienAfic  ideas,   not  reach  a   and/or  processes   concepts  and/or   concepts  and/or   standard   Explaining   correctly  to   processes. processes. described  by  any   Scien&fic   construct   of  the  descriptors. Informa&on scien:fic   explana:ons.C2  -­‐  Solving  Problems Knowledge 6 5 4 3 2 1 Level  0 applies  scienAfic   applies  scienAfic   applies  scienAfic   The  student  does   understanding  to   understanding  to   understanding  to   not  reach  a   C2: solve  complex   solve  complex   solve  simple   standard   Solving   problems   problems  in   problems. described  by  any   Problems including  those  in   familiar   of  the  descriptors. unfamiliar   situa:ons. situa:ons.InternaAonal  School  of  Tanganyika  MYP  Science
  4. 4. Grade  9  MYP  Physics  Unit  -­‐  Rube  Goldberg  Project   4E1  -­‐  Collec&ng  Data Processing   6 5 4 3 2 1 Level  0 Data collects  sufficient   collects  sufficient   collects  some  data   The  student  does   relevant  data  and   relevant  data  and   and  aAempts  to   not  reach  a   E1: records  it  in  a   records  it  in  a   record  it  in  a   standard   Collec&ng  Data suitable  format. suitable  format. suitable  format. described  by  any   of  the  descriptors.E3  -­‐  Describing  Trends  and  PaSerns Processing   6 5 4 3 2 1 Level  0 Data describes  a  trend,   states  a  trend,   states  a  trend,   The  student  does   pagern  or   pagern  or   pagern  or   not  reach  a   E3: relaAonship  in  the   relaAonship   relaAonship   standard   Describing   data  and   shown  in  the  data. shown  in  the  data,   described  by  any   Trends  and   comments  on  the   but  this  trend  is   of  the  descriptors. PaSerns reliability  of  the   incorrect data.F1  -­‐  Working  Safely  and  Competently AVtudes  in   6 5 4 3 2 1 Level  0 Science requires  no   requires  liAle   requires  some   The  student  does   F1:   guidance  to  work   guidance  to  work   guidance  to  work   not  reach  a   Working  Safely   safely  and  uses   safely  and  liAle   safely  and  some   standard   and   material  and   assistance  when   assistance  when   described  by  any   Competently equipment   using  material  and   using  material  and   of  the  descriptors. competently equipment. equipment.F3  -­‐  Collabora&ng AVtudes  in   6 5 4 3 2 1 Level  0 Science cooperates  with   cooperates  with   needs  frequent   The  student  does   others  when   others  on  most   reminders  to   not  reach  a   F3:   working  as  part  of   occasions  when   cooperate  with   standard   Collabora&ng a  group.   working  as  part  of   others  when   described  by  any   a  group. working  as  part  of   of  the  descriptors. a  group.InternaAonal  School  of  Tanganyika  MYP  Science