The Honda Video the Cog, shows you the way.   Making a complex machine to do a simple task seems like overkill until you really start to have fun doing it.  How many steps will it take to power a self opening can opener?  How ridiculous can a Self-Scrubbing Bath Brush be?  The best part? Presenting all the solutions to each other!  Don’t be afraid to let students come up with their own ideas.  You will be rewarded and surprised!

  • Assignment: Rube Goldberg Machine
    • Honda – The Cog Video Page, the example
    • Invention Cartoon: Can Opener Page
    • Invention Cartoon: Self
  • Assignment: Rube Goldberg presentation

Time: 2 Hours