Students in Grades 3rd-8th
In this after school virtual club, students will be working in teams of 4 to build a digital Rube Goldberg Machine in Minecraft that completes a simple task in the most fun and overly complicated way possible. In the creative environment of Minecraft, students will first learn how to create working simple machines in weekly tutorials, then string those simple machines together to create a wacky chain-reaction contraption to compete in the first ever digital Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. Rube Goldberg Machine Contests inspire communication, problem-solving and teamwork while honing skills like math, physics and chemistry. What separates a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest from other chain reaction competitions is artistry, storytelling, and a sense of humor.
Each week students will also partake in a variety of tasks designed to foster their understanding of proportional and algebraic reasoning, scale, and coordinate plane geometry.
This virtual club runs from 4pm-5pm EST every Tuesday for Elementary School students (3rd-5th Graders) and every Wednesday for Middle School students (5th-8th Graders). Students will meet virtually every week starting the week of October 5th through March of 2021. Total cost for the program is $200 per student.
Student teams will compete in the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) 2021 Digital Rube Goldberg Machine Minecraft Contest, which takes place on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 with awards being announced on Saturday, April 10th, 2021.
You will receive an email a week prior to the start of the program with information regarding schedule, logging into the program, and confirming any tech needs. Any holiday and/or scheduling conflicts will be addressed by the instructor as they arise during the course of the program.
***Please fill out the student forms located here for participation in this program***
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Minimum Registration Requirement: If registration for a program offering is less than the minimum number (10), the program will not be offered at that time.
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