The Form II Physical Science class displayed their creativity in designing their own Rube Goldberg project this winter. Having just covered the subjects of simple and complex machines and energy, the Rube Goldberg project, an annual event, is the perfect combination of these two chapters, as the boys focused on energy transfers in the machines they built.
The three-week-long project began with an individual white board drawing of a design with one restriction: the boys had to be inventive with the materials they used, as they were not allowed to buy parts. Building their own parts was highly encouraged. They did not disappoint but were innovative and creative in their designs, collaborating with each other along the way. The boys met obstacles and failures head on, constantly rethinking the design up until the final product was built. Tasks included stapling pieces of paper, shooting a paper ball into a trash can, rolling a ball into a can, turning off the lights, sharpening a pencil, opening a drawer, and drawing a line. You may view a video of this project below.