Return to Headlines

Students Complete a Golf Course at BSMS

Ballston Spa  Students Complete a Golf Course with Rube Goldberg Projects

The 7th grade science students at the Ballston Spa Middle School recently finished the culminating project for their simple machine unit.  Classes developed a “Miniature Golf Course” that included the use of six simple machines.  Each group was assigned to make a 6-12 step Rube Goldberg Machine that linked to the neighboring groups project.  Students then linked their smaller project to their classmates to make one giant Rube Goldberg machine with 43 different steps.  Projects included wedges, screws, incline planes, pulley, lever and wheel & axle.   The machines were constructed of recycled materials primarily cardboard and old toys.  Please visit the BSMS website for more information - click HERE.

Rube Goldberg Simple Machine unit in 7th Grade Science at BSMS  RG simple machine unit

RG simple machine unit - class setup b  RG simple machine unit in 7th Grade

Ballston Spa students make mini golf course By Saratogian