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Rube Goldberg Machines

Your Task:  Your assignment is to draw your own version of a Rube Goldberg design.  

Rube Goldberg was an inventor and cartoonist.  He was famous for his inventions which would make the simplest task as complicated as possible.

Step 1: 

Watch the video below.


Go to this website to see some examples of Rube Goldberg drawings.

Step 2:

Think of a simple task you would need to complete.  For example, sharpen a pencil or toasting bread. Draw this task last on your paper.  Include at least 4 activities that lead to this task.

Step 3:

You may colour your work.

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