FREE Lesson Plans and Resources for teaching Rube Goldberg style!

Download these free PDF lesson plans and accompanying resources to help you get started teaching about Rube Goldberg Machines in your classroom, scout group or after-school program! Easily tailored to all ages and grade levels, our STEAM focused lessons support the Next Generation Science Standards.

Rube Goldberg Lesson Plans

New York State Learning Standards Connections

Rube Goldberg Resources

Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day Lesson Plans  


RGM Build Bag

Great for classrooms, parties, museums or any group of friends who like to BUILD!

Our RGM Build Bag is for use with 10-15 people. Supplies included will Pop A Balloon And Trap A Mouse.

Each RGM Build Bag is $79.95 each + shipping.
Order in the Rube Store.

Get details here.



Live video classroom chat with Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter Jennifer George

Ask questions and get answers from the source!
Jennifer George – Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter beams into your classroom for a half hour of fun facts and Rube trivia.

New this year and available to all RGMC teams.

To Skype with Jennifer, please email with your available dates and times.



Skype Reviews

Mrs. George,

Thank you for taking the time to Skype with our students during our field trip. The insights that you shared with us about your grandfather, Rube Goldberg, were intriguing and invaluable to our children. Thank you for having such incredible patience as our select children came to the computer to ask you their personal questions. Our children are quite awestruck that you ARE Rube’s granddaughter! Many of our parents have contacted us to express how truly inspired their child was by being able to Skype with you. Thank you again for your time, insights, and sharing with our children!

The SAGE Teachers of Rockwall ISD


Thank you again for providing our students with such an educationally engaging learning experience. The creativity, engineering, science and technology, and humor make for a perfect learning package. It touches on all academic subjects.

Teacher, Allison Macmillan – Great Salt Bay, Maine


Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

Do you have what it takes to turn Rube’s humorous comics and cartoons into elaborate and incredible machines? Developed by Electric Eggplant in partnership with Kalani Games and the Heirs of Rube Goldberg, Rube Works is now available for download on the iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone, for Android on Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, for Mac on the Mac App Store, and for Windows, Mac, and Linux on Steam.
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Educational discounts (50% off) are available when purchasing 20 or more units for iOS or Mac. For Steam educational discounts, please contact us.



Skype with David Fox, Rube Works game designer and co-executive producer on the making of the first official Rube Goldberg game. Find out what goes into creating a game, and how Rube’s cartoons were chosen and brought to animated life!

Read David Fox interview on App of the Day.

To Skype with David, please email Available times are between 8am-6pm PT.

Please have played at least 3 levels of Rube Works before scheduling your Skype visit.



No Fee Licensing for Educational Use

RGI waives the fee for strictly educational use of our images by teachers and schools. Feel free to choose artwork from the Gallery on our web site.

Any other commercial use requires a Licensing Agreement and fee.

Permission is granted through the end of 2020. Our copyright language must be used near the image: “Artwork Copyright © and TM Rube Goldberg Inc. All Rights Reserved. RUBE GOLDBERG ® is a registered trademark of Rube Goldberg Inc. All materials used with permission.”

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Rube Goldberg, Inc. is dedicated to developing curriculum designed to bring laughter and invention together in STEM & STEAM friendly activities.