Need to crack an egg for breakfast without leaving the bed? Try Crazy Contraptions, the thought-provoking, wacky activity inspired by Rube Goldberg machines. Use the online comprehensive activity guide as an introduction to simple and complex machines, enabling students to construct exciting, clever mechanisms that complete simple tasks. By combining research and the engineering design process, they can lift a basket with levers, weights, and dominoes or scratch a friend’s back with gears and pulleys – the innovation never ends! Build it once, tinker forever. Each Crazy Contraption requires a 12" x 12" wood base with drilled holes, sold separately.
What else will you need for this activity?
- TeacherGeek Tool Set (43019) – This can be reused and shared by students.