This unit is designed for a middle school physics unit on forces and motion. The curriculum primarily focuses on the following topics: simple machines, balanced and unbalanced forces, Newton's three laws, potential and kinetic energy, and calculating speed. In this unit students will follow a project based approach by creating a Rube Goldberg machine for a client at the start of the unit. Throughout the unit, students will use the machine to apply their learning about each topic and document their findings on a summative infographic report. At the end of the unit, students will share both their machine and report with their clients.
Brush, Joy Lindig, "Forces and Motion (Rube Goldberg PBL)" (2017). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 388.
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