Crazy Contraptions! – June 1 – 5, 2020
Monday, June 1 2020 @ 1:00PM - Friday, June 5 2020 @ 2:30PM EDT| $50.00
Do you have a child who loves to create?
In this engaging, hands-on class, students will be introduced to the exciting world of building contraptions! During our study of Rube Goldberg machines, we will learn about the Engineering Design Process, Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion, acceleration, friction, and of course, kinetic and potential energy! Students will have the opportunity to create their own contraptions at home and then share their final projects with their classmates!
By definition, a Rube Goldberg machine is “intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way.” While adults may find these contraptions cumbersome, kids find them fascinating! These systems are a brilliant, tactile way to help students understand basic scientific principles.
Supplies Needed: Imagination! Wooden blocks, dominos, string, books, flatware, balls, Hotwheel cars, etc. Contraptions can be made with almost any object found lying around the house!
This class will run DAILY from 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET over the course of one week.
Dates of Class:
Monday, June 1
Tuesday, June 2
Wednesday, June 3
Thursday, June 4
Friday, June 5
NOTE: Registration deadline is May 25, 2020.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.