The Rube Goldberg Project

Project Goal Your goal is to create a series of energy transfers to light a match. Checkpoints  Create a blueprint for your project.  Use your blueprint to decide what materials you need to purchase.  Test parts of your project and decide which segments will and won’t work.  Demonstrate the effectiveness of your machine.

Challenge Light a match at the end of the chain reaction.

Advanced Challenge Try to use as many of the following types of energy as possible when transferring:  Kinetic Energy  Elastic Potential Energy  Gravitational Potential Energy  Thermal or Heat Energy  Chemical Energy  Electrical Energy  Light Energy  Sound Energy

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