This Thursday we resumed construction on our machines. I think it is best if we use Thursdays to build since we have such limited materials. Students who are not scheduled for Thursday Engineering can come after school. This way no one will be having to wait too long to be able to use a glue gun.
We found this amazing website of 10 Brilliant Rube Goldberg Machines. They are truly amazing. One of the videos is a music video where they combine physics, engineering, and music. In one segment of the music video, glass bottles with different amounts of water create different pitches that fit in with the song. Check them out!!
If you need to review your six simple machines, check out this website!
Six Simple Machines
Feeling like you are having trouble remembering facts about simple machines?
I found a simple machines game that helps you review facts about simple machines such as the one on the left: "The longer the inclined plane, the more distance used."
Check it out!
Museum of Science and Industry Simple Machines