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Links for Rube Goldberg and his “contraptions”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg
http://www.rubegoldberg.com/
http://mousetrapcontraptions.com/cool-machines-3.html
http://www.hacknmod.com/hack/best-rube-goldberg-machine/
http://www.coe.uh.edu/archive/science/science_lessons/scienceles1/finalhome.htm
http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=rube+goldberg+simple+machines&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

Your Task: Create a PowerPoint project about Rube Goldberg "contraptions"
  1. Choose a slide design, color scheme and font scheme.
  2. Each slide must have a picture, title, and 3 bullets of text.
  3. Titles must be at least 36 pt.
  4. Text must be at least 32 pt.
  5. Colors of text and background must be chosen for optimum readability.
  6. Pictures must be clear and sharp, not blurry.
  7. Slide 1: Picture of Goldberg, his name, and your 1st name
  8. Slide 2: Biographical information about Goldberg
  9. Slide 3: What is a simple machine?
  10. Slide 4: What is a Rube Goldberg contraption?
  11. Slides 5, 6: Cartoons of Rube Goldberg contraptions
  12. Slide 7: Interesting facts; Add a hyperlink to a Rube Goldberg video. Everyone must use a different video, and it must be approved by the teacher.
  13. Animate your titles on at least 2 slides.
  14. Animate your text on at least 2 slides.
  15. Animate your pictures on at least 2 slides.
  16. Record yourself on slides 5&6 explaining the contraptions in the cartoons.
  17. Add transitions between the slides.
  18. Insert a sound on at least 1 slide.
  19. Time the slides an appropriate amount for viewing.


Here are some slideshows we did about Rube Goldberg contraptions: