1. What was the most surprising thing you learned about energy during this entire unit? Why was it surprising?
2. What was your favorite part of this energy unit? Why was it your favorite?
3. Where is energy found?
4. How would you define energy?
5. If you have time, check out the other Rube Goldberg inventions online. Compare and contrast them to yours. What do you like better? What ideas can you take from theirs?
1. The most surprising thing I learned in this unit was that, in our experiment with heat energy, I learned that heat energy tries to balance the air around it. It was surprising because I would have just thought everything just lost its heat after a while but actually there is a reason why water gets warmer and colder not just because its been sitting for a while so it gave up on trying to be arm. I never really thought it just happened magically I just never gave it much thought.
2. My favorite part of this unit was the Rube Goldberg project. It was so fun and cool how the simplest things can become super complicated. The project was fun because we really got to be creative and do whatever we wanted but at the same time we had enough rules and guidelines to keep us under control and make it science related.
3. Energy is found just about every where we go. Everything moving is a form of energy so that is one of the main reasons everything has energy but lots of things make noise or heat up so that is energy too. There are so many things around us that have energy around us sometimes we don't even realize it.
4. I would define energy as power that you cannot create but you can use at any given time. It is power about to be or being put into action.
5. My favorite Rube Goldberg invention was the Ok Go video you could tell they spent weeks to months working on it and I think in the end it payed off. I also liked that they didn't just use a few marbles the went big and all out it must have cost thousands of dollars to make it.
- Rube Goldberg liked to break the rules.
- The hardest part of making the book was deciding what cartoons to use and what to get rid of.
- She never thought of her grandfather as a cartoonist.
- She wrote it because her father made a deal and died before he could start the book.
- There is a Rube Goldberg machine contest.
- They have a film and museum exhibit coming.
- His work was very popular it was in news papers all over.
- Rube's work didn't really effect her as a kid.
- The book made her feel closer to her grandfather.
- He tended to over complicate and exaggerate thing.
- He had a professor who assigned them to build a machine that could weigh the earth.
- Rube thought it was ridiculous that they were spending half the year creating it.
- He was never late, center of attention, smoked his cigar all the time, and he was always well dressed and wearing a bow tie.
- He liked to hang out with young people.