Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Video Challenge #STEM #HomeSchooling #RGBarofSoapChallenge
The granddaughter of Rube Goldberg, Jennifer George, has a fun new #STEM challenge for all us maker families right now! We all know how hand washing is of the utmost importance in this current global pandemic. The contest is to build a Rube Goldberg contraption machine that drops a bar of soap into someone’s hand. It’s open to everyone around the world and is something that your family can build together. (The wackier the better!) The three winning machines will be selected and each winning team will receive a Rube Goldberg Family Swag Bag.
Team Requirements: All ages, anyone in your family or quarantined group, no size limit
Submission Requirements: Build and film a non-edited working run of your machine and introduce us to the people in your family group that helped build it. Make sure we can see all the steps. The larger the steps, the more visible they will be when filmed.
Submissions are being accepted from now until midnight May 30, 2020. The winners will be announced mid-June.
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