Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg: Learn about this Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist best known for his zany invention cartoons. Then, challenge yourself to create your own Rube Goldberg device.

Today’s Activities

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Read and watch

First: Read this short article and video about Who was Rube Goldberg? Second Read about simple machines and complete these comprehension worksheets to make sure you understand these devices that may help you create your own Rube Goldberg devices. 

Watch this short kid video on Rube Goldberg: Simple machine of feeding the dog. Tell your parent about it or draw a picture of what you thought of this video.

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Try this!

Weekly STEAM Challenge #1: Friday’s weekly STEAM CHALLENGE CONTEST! Who’s got the GENIUS within them to try this?!?!

Watch this video of Lego Masters and then free build with your own Legos. If you do not have Legos, then see if you can stack rocks or small food boxes on top of each other to build a tower. 

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Create

Watch CNN-10 M-F. Make a poster on Friday that sums up what you learned throughout the week. Make it informative, colorful, and interesting!

Have fun making a drawing or use cut out pictures of what it is like to be staying at home during this historical time. Make sure to write the (Title and the date) on your creation.

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Get Moving!

Have fun with this at home PE game! All you need is a pair of socks, a clean trash can, and a smile.

First, have your child do some warm up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backwards), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push ups and sit ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

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