If you’re a parent, an educator, a student or just Rube-curious, you’re in the right place! The Institute proudly shares Rube Goldberg projects, activities, PD and curriculum in both the physical and virtual space.
Classroom Activities, Lesson Plans & Content
A Rube Goldberg contraption is essentially a green machine. They cost nothing to build, are made from found objects, and invite problem-solvers to harvest the best available materials to create a working Rube Goldberg Machine. The Institute partners with Teq Education Services and Dazzling Discoveries to provide equitable and innovative activities and lesson plans designed to help you get the most out of building Rube Goldberg into your curriculum.
Download Rube Teaching Tools
- Rube Goldberg/Teq Activity Cards
- Rube Goldberg/Dazzling Discoveries Paper Engineering Project (Coming Soon)
- Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Definitely Different Day Off, Classroom Activities Guide
- Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day, Classroom Activities Guide
- Building SIMPLE MACHINES in Minecraft, sponsored by NASEF
- Pulley Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest
- Rube Goldberg Minecraft Machine Contest: Preseason Challenge #6 Lever
- Rube Goldberg Minecraft Machine Contest: Preseason Challenge #5 Wheel & Axle
- Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest: Preseason Challenge #4 Wedge
- Incline Plane Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest
- Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest: Preseason Challenge #3 Screw
- Junior Solar Sprint Minecraft Contest
- Minecraft COVID-19 Design Challenges
Rube Goldberg Machine iBlock Project
Want a more robust, standards-aligned Rube Goldberg activity for your classroom? Download a sample of Teq’s iBlock (instructional Block) for a sneak preview of this ultimate Rube Goldberg teaching tool. It’s a 10-part sequence of student-led, teacher-guided lessons and activities that takes you through the process of building a Rube Goldberg Machine from start to finish. A Rube Goldberg iBlock contains roughly 25 hours of content and includes content in history, physics, storytelling, simple machines and so much more! Check out our Rube Goldberg Machines iBlock web session to see if it's right for you.