To complete our first year of Genius Hour, grade 6, 7 and 8 have set out to design and build Rube Goldberg Machines.
In the spirit of the World Cup, teams were drawn and participants had the challenge of inventing a name for their team and thinking up 100 ways to pop a balloon. My personal favourite was using a cactus!
“Design a Rube Goldberg Machine to pop a balloon”
They quickly got to work mapping out ideas.
Here are the criteria:
1. The machine pops a balloon
2. There are at least five steps
3. Set up time is between 10-15 minutes
There will be bonus points for the following:
Rapid prototyping in action! Check out their progress so far: