Teacher Review For Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

Great connection to Rube Works project-based learning!

T G.
Classroom teacher
Drummond 7-8
Drummond, MT
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used it as a supplemental activity to extend the students experience with building their own Rube Goldberg machines as well as more exposure to learning about Rube Goldberg's cartoons.
My Take
I thoroughly enjoyed using this project as a teaching tool. Some of the kids in my class that typically struggle with traditional learning exceeded in problem solving and critical thinking. It was refreshing to see them succeed and explain their solutions to classmates. I paired the students together which led to great conversation as to how to solve the levels. It did seem like the students mentioned there were some glitches or struggles with manipulating or moving objects.