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CCSS and NGSS Alignment in Rube Works

Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game includes the following, allowing educators to incorporate standards-based, educational opportunities:
  • 21st Century skills of Collaboration, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, and Communication
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Small Group Collaboration
  • Cause and Effect Chain Reactions
  • Reading, Writing, and Research opportunities
  • Reading Comprehension skills
  • Reading Closely skills
  • Recognizing Main Ideas
  • Distinguishing Facts
  • Comparing/Contrasting Information

Teachers With Apps CertifiedCommon Core State Standards’ (CCSS) Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects are addressed in this game: RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.3, RST.6-8.7, RST.6-8.8, RST.6-8.9.

These Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for further college and career readiness are addressed in this game: MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4, HS-PS3-3, MS-PS3-2, MS-PS3-5.

Using Rube Works in the Classroom

We are very pleased to hear about how educators are using Rube Works with their students as part of Rube Goldberg Machine-building projects. Check out this discussion on LinkedIn where they talk about their experience.

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Lesson plans are included in the current version of Rube Works via the Help button.