Thanks to Carrie Sledge on Twitter (@GreenGTAIM), I learned that General Mills has joined with RubeGoldberg.com to encourage creativity by inviting people to design Rube Goldberg machines that will pour cereal. The General Mills contest is only open to people who are 18 years and up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of … Continue reading Rube Cereal Machines
I went through some of my old Halloween posts, and then scoured the web for some new resources to add. The result is my Wakelet, “Halloween During a Pandemic.” It includes some new treats, such as a free Harry Potter virtual escape room, some fun Halloween Zoom backgrounds, and a podcast episode for kids from … Continue reading Halloween During a Pandemic
The Kid Should See This tweeted the link to this great video, “Which Door Will the Ball Hit?” so I think it’s only fair to send you to their link to read more about it. I adore this idea from Joseph Herscher of using Rube Goldberg-type machines to make video puzzles, and I think it … Continue reading Which Door Will the Ball Hit?
As the conclusion of another school year approaches, I thought it might be fitting to re-publish this post from last year with suggestions for ways to end the year “strong.” I always laugh when people say that we should end school earlier in the year because the last few weeks are a waste. What do … Continue reading Give Them a Surprise Ending (Reblog)
According to its website, ” ‘Common Ground‘ is a collaborative kinetic art installation about connecting America through creativity and problem solving.” The result is a video that shows 5 Rube Goldberg reactions created in 5 different locations across the country. Each one “triggers” the one that follows. (I particularly liked the “Women in Stem” portion … Continue reading Common Ground
I always laugh when people say that we should end school earlier in the year because the last few weeks are a waste. What do they think would happen if school stopped in April? Somehow I doubt the teachers or students would be any less eager for the last day. The way I see it, … Continue reading Give Them a Surprise Ending