BCS GT Tackles Rube Goldberg Machines

Elementary GT students have become analogies experts during their latest unit. They participated in a WordMasters analogies challenge, designed and built Rube Goldberg machines, and tied it all together through writing that connected the motions of their machines to events in a novel. 

At BCS fourth and fifth graders connected the book Sweep to their machines, which were designed to either pour a bowl of cereal or open a book. 

Rube Goldberg was an engineer who drew elaborate, complicated machines to accomplish simple tasks, but never built them. The students’ machines took that one step further into real life.

BCS Rube 1          BCS Rube 2

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