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Rube Goldberg : Home of the Official Rube Goldberg Machine Contests

Rube Goldberg : Home of the Official Rube Goldberg Machine Contests
New Auburn HS from New Auburn, Wisconsin, won 1st place at the High School Nationals, as they showed the judges how to "Zip A Zipper" - Rube Goldberg style! Seventeen teams from around the US competed on April 5th at Waukesha County Technical College, Wisconsin, in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest hosted by STEM Forward. Minooka Community High School from Minooka, Ill., placed second in the competition and McDonogh High School in Owings Mills, Md., placed third. Additional Awards presented at High School Nationals:Safety Award – St. Catherine’s High School, Racine, WIMost Rube-Like Machine – Columbia Christian HS, Magnolia, ARBest Design – Minooka Community High School, Minooka, Ill.Risk Award – St. Agnes High School, Houston, TXBest Presentation – Pius XI High School, Milwaukee, WIBest Construction – New Auburn High School, New Auburn, WIPeer Award - McDonogh High School, Owings Mills, Md

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Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition The varsity Sport for the MindTM, FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to "real-world engineering" as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Students get to: Science in Focus: Energy Cat-Traption NOTE: To participate in this activity, you will need the Flash plug-in for your browser. If your browser did not come with Flash, you can download it for free from Complete Run-Through (watch this first) Cat-Traption Activity

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Project Hints and Teacher Tips Your own imagination and creativity are all you need to build a super Rube Goldberg machine. But if you're having trouble getting started, here are a few tips to help you. Also, don't forget to visit the page (in the blue menu) called Links on Creativity, Inventions and Science. Project Hints: 1. Decide on a goal for your machine (unless your teacher has assigned one already). REC Foundation Ronald McDonald House Charities provides numerous scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $100,000. Applicants must have senior level standing in high school with a minimum 2.76 GPA. Scholarships will be given for both financial need and academic merit to full time students planning to attend accredited post-secondary institutions, vocational or technical schools.

Heelan Science Welcome! On this website you should find all of the materials you need for Physics, Honors Physics, Chemistry Principles, and AP biology courses at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa. Use the navigation bar to the left to view the particular class and unit you're interested in. If you click on the "Biology, "Chemistry," or "Physics" links, you will find a list of homework assignments and their due dates.

How to Build a Homemade Rube Goldberg Machine: 7 steps Edit Article Edited by Greg S, Nicole Willson, Maluniu, Travis Derouin and 63 others Rube Goldberg machines are a fascinating and fun way to put your creativeness to good use. Though each one is different, you can build your Rube Goldberg machine using the following guidelines and tips. Ad The Sanford PROMISE Research Shadowing Program This is an observational program allowing high school and undergraduate students 16 years of age or older to shadow a scientist during part of their routine day in one of our research labs. After shadowing within our research environment, you should have an appreciation for some of the qualities required for a career as a research scientist. Remember that this is not a training program and your goal is to experience what it feels like to work within a biomedical research lab. Research shadowing Application forms must be completed and submitted to Sanford Outreach.

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