Chain Reactions in 8th Grade Science

Submitted by david.thacker on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 12:11
Rube Goldberg

In Mr. Mortimer's class students have been discussing simple machines as well as kinetic and potential energy. To help students tie all these concepts together they created Rube Goldberg projects.

A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption designed to perform a simple task through a series of chain reactions.  One action triggers another action then another and another.

Check out the video posted below.  The kids had a great time.


story and video by Tanner Mortimer with Rillene Nielsen