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Old 02-17-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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My team's science teacher does a cute activity with simple machines. He explains each of the machines, then tells them they have to create a Rube Goldberg contraption using all of the simple machines. The contraption should "do" an ordinary task, such as washing the dishes, doing homework, making the bed, etc. The kids get really creative coming up with their ideas. Then they draw a "rough draft" which he examines to make sure they used all of the machines. They complete a final draft and color it. Then the teacher hangs them all up in the hall. It is neat to see all of their crazy ideas!
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