Rube goldberg machines
Here you will find how we use simple machines to make something much more complex. The document below has the basic requirements for your Rube Goldberg Machine. It also contains the Engineering Design Process packet which you will follow throughout the process.
Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order.
Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb - nearly the only person she's ever known - to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been singled out by city-dwellers who declare her part Scriven.
The Scriveners, not human, ruled the city some years ago but were hunted down and killed in a victorious uprising by the people. If there are any remaining Scriven, they are to be eliminated.
All Fever knows is what she's been told: that she is an orphan. Is Fever a Scriven? Whose memories does she hold? Is the mystery of Fever, adopted daughter of Dr. Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London?
- I can apply knowledge of all simple machines and their uses to calculate work, force, and distance.
- I can design a device using simple machines and the engineering process to solve a problem.
- I can evaluate the mechanical advantage of simple machines in various scenarios.
- I can build working compound machines based on my knowledge of simple machines.
- I can engineer a working device using various simple and compound machines to solve a simple task using minimal effort to achieve maximum results.
- I can document my learning of engineering by placing an artifact of an event in this unit and writing a well thought-out and thorough reflection answering all prompts on my portfolio website.