• 6 Simple Machines
    Completion makes eligible for:  K’nex Pulleys
    Prerequisites: None

    ​1. Investigate simple machines and their real-world application.
    2. Build models of simple machines.
    3. Experiment with several different types of simple machines.
    4. Document the creation process by using PowerPoint and your Field Notebooks.  

    INTRODUCTION: Using PowerPoint, create a title and introduction slide. These slides must have the authors first and last name. The objectives must be REWRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS. The presentation must be aesthetically pleasing and grammatically correct.

    1. Watch this video.
    2. Then watch this video
    3. What is a Rube Goldberg Machine?
    4. Design your own Rube Goldberg Machine in your Field Notebook. (Must have all 6 simple Machines used at least once)
    5. Take picture of your STEAM Notebook to put into presentation

    1. What is the definition of work in your own words?
    2. What is a complex machine? Give two examples with pictures.
    3. What is friction? How does friction play a role in simple machines productivity?
    4. What is motion? What is effort?
    5. What is the formula for work?
    6. What are the 6 simple machines? Give definitions of each one in your own words.  

    1. Find 6 items in the STEAM Lab that are one of each type of simple machines
    2. Take a picture of the item, explain what type of simple machine it is, and how the machine helps complete the task (Example: Scissors are levers. The levers help provide pressure to help cut.)

    1. Build and test your Goldberg Machine
    2. Video your machine from start to finish and put into your presentation

    1. Choose one of the four C’s and tell us your strengths and challenges your group faced through this engagement  (Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, OR Critical Thinking).
    2. What have you learned about yourself or group using the C chosen?
    3. What advice would you give a group starting this engagement?