In this activity, participants will design, build, and test a Rube Goldberg-like device, which incorporates up to at least 5 unique action transfers, including: make a loud sound, create a domino effect without using dominos, make a round object roll, have a change in elevation, and create a pendulum action. The lesson plan can be supplemented with the Science Olympiad At Home Mission Possible video on the Science Olympiad TV YouTube channel.
This activity is suited for the classroom, an afterschool program, or at-home learning.
Elementary Science Olympiad allows students, teachers and families an opportunity to explore the world of STEM in classroom, club, community or competitive settings. Signature Science Olympiad events like Mystery Powders, Gummi Bear Long Jump, Straw Towers, Metric Mastery and Don’t Bug Me bring core science concepts to life using everyday materials. Designed to be inclusive, welcoming and accessible to novice learners and educators, the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-aligned Elementary Science Olympiad curriculum will fit the needs of any school, after-school program or library. Visit https://www.soinc.org/programs/elementary for more information.