Rube Goldberg – #3

The steps for our process in building our Rube Goldberg changes a lot. We had to keep on changing because we didn’t really like the shape of the shape of the dominos.  The first set up had a marble run that hit the dominos, and then a ball, jenga pieces, DVDs, another ball, and then more dominos. The last dominoes had a pulley that would hit the balloon to pop it.  The next time we tried we changed the DVDs for a deck of Uno cards. We also changed the marble run to a electric car. Last we swapped the Jenga pieces and dominos. We finally had success.

Rube Goldberg – #2

Our first day of building for Rube Goldberg took us more than 3 hours. It was really hard because we had to get everything right. We also had to make it at least eight steps.  On the first day we all got really mad at each other and that was hard to handle. One thing that happened when we got mad at each other was we shook the table that the dominos were on and the dominos fell down.  One reason that we got mad at each other was that the dominos weren’t steady and that was frustrating. We solved the problem by eating because we all were hangry. Over the next few days that we were building we did not get mad at each other anymore. The reason we didn’t get mad at each other is that we had a plan to not get hangry. This of course involved eating and taking breaks to relax. I think this is great advice for more than just Rube Goldberg.

Rube Goldberg – #1

Hello and welcome back to Samara’s world. Today I’m talking about Rube Goldberg. If you don’t know what Rube Goldberg is, I’ll explain it to you. Rube Goldberg is a simple machine that has steps to move a item from the start to the finish. The finish has to be a simple task. For example, my groups final task was to have a balloon pop.  Another example of a final task is the flip of a light switch. Those were the two final tasks that we were trying to do. The steps before the final tasks were things like knocking over dominoes, a ramp and Jenga pieces. For Rube Goldberg at Heathcote my partners were Mia and Rocío.


Welcome back to Samara’s world.  Today’s post is about infographics!  Now what is an infographic? An infographic is something that explains who someone is or what something is.  For example, you could make one about Julia Child. It would include her life cycle or information about her or a picture.  I did my infographic on Newton’s Three Laws.


My experience learning about Newton’s Three Laws was good.  I went on BrainPop and learned all I needed to know about his three laws.  I then started writing about what his three laws were using my own words. I also added a picture of him to my infographic.  Here is a picture of my infographic.


Book Reviews or recommendation

Welcome back to Samara’s world.  Today’s post talks about a really good book called “invisible Emmie” by Terri Libenson. I like this book because it talks about the struggles that Emmie faces in life.  The way it is described feels so real it’s like I can feel her pain. “Invisible Emmie” is also about friendship and how she loses some friends but she gets them back. It talks about how she feels invisible and she feels like nobody really cares about her. I will recommend this book to anyone that likes comic books and friendship books.