# Digital Rube Goldberg Lesson

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 Subject(s): Grades P-K through 12 NETS-S Standard: Creativity and InnovationCommunication and CollaborationCritical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision MakingDigital CitizenshipTechnology Operations and ConceptsView Full Text of Standards School: Duran Junior High School, Pell City, AL Planned By: Sondra Dile Original Author: Sondra Dile, Pell City
How many steps does it take to ring the bell on the counter starting with a toy car on the floor?

What supplies would accomplish this goal?

Learning Target: I can create a physically possible way to begin with a toy car on the floor that triggers a series of reactions to eventually ring a bell on top of a counter without touching the system once it begins.

The students will work together to design a system with materials (from a teacher given list) that will allow them to accomplish their goal. The students will discuss the materials they feel would be best suited to get from point A (the starting point on the floor) to point B (the downward force it will take to ring the bell). They will need to use a Chromebook or an iPad to draw out their blueprints (including measurements in SI units). There are some simulation options available including CAD programs. They will need to use arrows showing the direction of the forces at work.

Materials: Small toy car, desk bell, dominoes, wooden block (taller than the bell), meter stick, string, weight, pulley wheel (we use K'Nex), pencil, etc.