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When and where will we meet?. Tuesdays after school in the Cafeteria. What do we do in STEM Club?. This year’s theme is creating a Rube Goldberg Machine http :// www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZweYkjx0c0 http :// www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVCxjsa_InA
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When and where will we meet?Tuesdays after school in the CafeteriaWhat do we do in STEM Club?
  • This year’s theme is creating a Rube Goldberg Machine
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZweYkjx0c0
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVCxjsa_InA
  • http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/11/19/goldieblox_commercial_rewrites_the_beastie_boys_urges_young_girls_to_pursue.html
  • What’s the level of complexity?
  • Our machine will be required to have at least 10 steps
  • A step in the machine is a transfer of energy from one action to another action Identical transfers of energy in succession should be counted as 1 step.
  • Example: A sequence of dominos hitting each other should be counted as 1 step. Counting 100 dominoes as 100 steps is repetitive and not in the spirit of Rube Goldberg.
  • What do I have to do to be a part of STEM Club?
  • Submit a 30 second to 1 minute video on why you would be an asset to the club by Friday, March 21st.
  • 7th graders email Mrs. Albers
  • 8th graders email Mrs. Lubarsky
  • Meetings are Tuesdays afterschool in the cafeteria
  • What is the goal of the Rube Goldberg Machine?2014’s topic is to zip a zipper but we will let you choose from the entire list of past competitions.
  • 2013 Hammer A Nail
  • 2012 Inflate A Balloon and Pop It!
  • 2011 Watering A Plant
  • 2010 Dispense an Appropriate Amount of Hand Sanitizer into a Hand
  • 2009 Replace an Incandescent Light Bulb with a More Energy Efficient Light Emitting Design
  • 2008 Assemble a Hamburger
  • 2007 Squeeze the Juice from an Orange
  • 2006 Shred 5 Sheets of Paper
  • 2005 Change Batteries and Turn on a 2-battery Flashlight
  • 2004 Select, Mark and Cast an Election Ballot
  • 2003 Select, Crush and Recycle and Empty Soft Drink Can
  • 2002 Select, Raise and Wave a U.S. Flag
  • 2001 Select, Clean and Peel an Apple
  • 2000 Fill and Seal a Time Capsule with 20th Century Inventions
  • 1999 Set a Golf Tee and Tee Up a Golf Ball
  • 1998 Shut Off An Alarm Clock
  • 1997 Insert and Then Play a CD Disc
  • 1996 Put Coins in a Bank
  • 1995 Turn on a Radio
  • 1994 Make Cup of Coffee
  • 1993 Screw a Light Bulb into a Socket
  • 1992 Unlock a Combination Padlock
  • 1991 Toast a Slice of Bread
  • 1990 Put the Lid on a Ball Jar
  • 1989 Sharpen a Pencil
  • 1988 Adhere a Stamp to a Letter
  • 1987 Put Toothpaste on a Toothbrush
  • How will we be judged?
  • GENERAL IMPRESSIONS (45 POINTS)
  • ____ Step List (0 to 5 points) How clear, concise, and creative is the written explanation of the machine?
  • ____ Theme or Story (0 to 10 points) How well is a recognizable theme or story integrated into the machine?
  • ____ Laugh Barometer (0 to 10 points) Similar to Rube Goldberg’s cartoons, how funny is the machine?
  • ____ Complexity (0 to 10 points) How well does the machine complete the task in a manner more complex than necessary?
  • ____ Team Chemistry (0 to 5 points) How well does the team communicate and work together?
  • ____ Everyday Items (0 to 5 points) How well does the machine use recognizable everyday items in a creative, unique, funny way? SUBTOTAL GENERAL IMPRESSIONS
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