You are invited to participate in Columbia-Montour’s 2nd Annual Rube Goldberg Challenge® 2015. As you probably know, a Rube Goldberg® machine is a contraption involving several steps to achieve a single discrete task. They are named in honor of their creator, Rube Goldberg, a Pulitzer Prize cartoonist. Here is an example of one of his zany cartoon contraptions:
The Challenge will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Beveridge Family Life Center (gym) of First Baptist Church, Danville. Start time will be 9:00am.
Deadline for registration is March 20, 2015 with a 7-day grace period until March 27. Registration fee before the deadline is $50, and late fee during the grace period is $60. The first 15 teams of up to 4 students who register may participate, and will design, build, and display for judging their creations. The Challenge is open to students in the following grade levels: Grades 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Area science and math teachers and scientists will do the judging. This project makes an excellent STEM project, involving problem solving, creativity, teamwork, precision, and a rudimentary application of physics. Above all, they’re fun. And there will be cash prizes for winners.
See below for registration forms, rules, hints, and the grading rubric.
2015 Rube Goldberg Registration Form