Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist and a sculpture. Learn about his life and works. There are information about Rube Goldberg’s contest including history and tradition as well as videos of previous winning inventions. Includes lesson plans, hand-on activities, and an interactive game. There are also links to eThemes Resources on simple machines for beginner and advanced.
These resources explore the basics of simple machines: pulleys, wheel and axle, inclined planes, wedges, screws, and levers. Includes animations, online quizzes, hands on activities, experiments, lesson plans, and a word puzzle. There is a link to an eThemes resource on Advanced Simple Machines.
These sites include interactive models of machines such as levers and pulley systems. Explains basic concepts of physics such as mechanics, gravity, effort, resistance, work, torque, friction, and motion. Includes lesson plans, laboratory exercises, and experiments. There is a link to an eThemes resource on simple machines for beginners.