Engineering Contraptions: Rube Goldberg Machines (WAITLIST)

  • Teacher

  • Session

    YES Summer 2024 Session B

  • Time of Day

    Period 1

  • Grade Level

    Grades 1-2

A Rube Goldberg machine is a chain reaction-type device that intentionally performs a simple task in an overly complicated and impractical way.  In this hands-on class, students will learn about simple machines such as a lever, wedge, pulley, and inclined plane.  You will also explore engineering and physics concepts such as force, motion, velocity, and trajectory as you design and build your own apparatus.  The largest Rube Goldberg machine ever built contained 427 steps—what will you create?

Your Extraordinary Summer (YES)

For 1st – 4th Grade Students

A MITY Adventure Awaits

MITY’s summer program for elementary students enables curious, high achieving students to continue their learning in a fun environment. Classes are intentionally designed to spark curiosity and expose students to new ways of thinking. Advanced learners also have the opportunity to socialize and play games with peers who share their passion for learning. Students can attend full day or half day, and extended care is available for families who need it.

Class periods for reference

Period 1

9:10AM - 10:25AM

Period 2

10:45AM - 12:00PM

Period 3

1:10PM - 2:25PM

Period 4

2:45PM - 4:00PM

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