The Mini-Rube lacreole Middle School's DESTEmBer Challenge

A Rube Goldberg Machine is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible. These works of engineering are made of everyday items, (mostly junk), and in the end complete the set challenge and make on-lookers laugh.

Our DeSTEMber Challenge is a variation of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest that is held each year. Our goal is to build excitement about making as kids learn through problem solving and working in teams.

A Very Simple Task in the Most Complex Way!

DeSTEMber Challenge

Raise a Flag

Our DeSTEMber challenge is designed to encourage creativity, teamwork and problem solving in a fun and competitive way. Get a team of makers (maximum of 3) and design your award winning contraption. The goal is to accomplish the task - raise a flag, that is it! All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a group of judges from the community and beyond.

Teams will be judged on creativity, humor and overall project design, see below for more details. Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 teams, with the top team of makers earning their own Spheros! Special Judge's Awards will also be given to recognize important attributes.

Top Team will be awarded their own Spheros!

A Few Simple Rules

This is a Student competition
Student teams can range from 2 to a maximum of 3 makers

Use the Design Process

Research

Brainstorm

Design and Build

Test and Evaluate

Redesign

Share Your Machine

Resources can be found in our Google Classroom: mceskbu

Good Luck and Think Big!

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